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David Goodhand and Vincent Griski have basked in the glory of Camelot. Beneath the glow of the chandeliers in their double drawing room, President Kennedy reviewed his inaugural address one last time before departing for the U.S. Capitol to take the oath of office. They also basked in dappled sunlight under the wisteria-draped pergola on their poolside flagstone terrace. Not surprisingly then, they wanted almost $5 million to part with their historic (circa 1885) property located at 2903 P Street N.W. in Georgetown's picturesque East Village. Griski, a former Wall Street VP and financial analyst, and Goodhand, a retired Microsoft engineer, are expected to settle for approximately $4.3 million in exchange for the six-bedroom home with four and a half baths, six fireplaces and gated on-site parking. The sellers are perhaps best known for donating millions to the University of Pennsylvania where they met in 1983 as undergraduates. Julius Boniface Rauch IV's Kalorama residence has sold for $3,450,000. Completely renovated, the elegant brick Georgian-style home at 2411 Tracy Place N.W. features outstanding craftsmanship and conveniences. Its formal living and dining rooms, master bedroom suite and family room boast custom paneling and meticulously restored decorative wall moldings and fireplace mantels. The chef 's kitchen has a six-burner stove, double oven and marbletopped breakfast bar. Two sets of French doors lead from the kitchen and family room to the garden terrace and swimming pool. Additional highlights include an elevator and three-car garage. The listing agents were Washington Fine Properties' Matthew McCormick, L. Patrick Chauvin and Ellen Morrell. The new owners are Raj and Emily Madan.

Thanks to Long and Foster's Richard Oder, 3612 Reservoir Road N.W. sold for the list price of $1,260,000. The four-level, fourbedroom townhouse located in the Cloisters in Georgetown has cathedral ceilings, Palladian windows, rich wood floors, two fireplaces and a detached garage. The seller, Lucy Mallan, lived there for twenty years. The new owner prefers not to be identified.


Carmen and Dennis Perkins, Jr., have sold 2810 Adams Mill Road N.W. a charming, early 1900's Georgian Colonial perched atop a cliff overlooking the National Zoo and Rock Creek Park. The main and lower levels have glass-enclosed porches from which to enjoy the views year-round while the master bedroom suite and upper level family room boast verandahs with even more extensive vistas. The listing agent, Richard Oder, who specializes in unique downtown properties, says the location is “truly like living on top of the world – a one-of-a-kind spot.” The hot tub clinging to the cliff 's edge in the backyard is perfect for watching the sunset. Because of the property's proximity to the zoo, one can listen to lions roar and monkeys chatter. The home has four bedrooms, three full baths, two half baths and an attached garage. The new owners, Jon Cooper and his wife Julia Nord, had admired the property for years. As soon as it went on the market they offered $1,635,000, $40,000 more than the asking price. The property settled on May 19th with Long and Foster agent Linda Low representing the buyers.

In Potomac, 9712 Holloway Hill Court has sold for $1,450,000. The sellers of the fourbedroom home with four and a half baths were Dr. Mark and Naomi Klein. Dr. Klein, a neurosurgeon, and his wife were represented by Nancy Itteilag with Long and Foster. Also in Potomac's Avenel area, Nancy Itteilag listed 6 Sandalfoot Court for $1,695,000. The five-bedroom home with five and a half baths sold for $1,550,000. The sellers were Sheila Ainbinder, a commercial real estate broker, and her husband Harvey, a chemist.

Devereux Socas and congressional hopeful James Socas, a Democratic challenger for Republican Frank Wolf 's 10th District seat in Virginia, have purchased 6471 Kedleston Court in McLean. The seven-bedroom house with six baths had belonged to Lynda Erkiletian, founder and CEO of THE Artist Agency, a D.C. modeling agency. The home was listed by Weichert's Penny Yerks for $2.799 million and has a sunroom and swimming pool. Socas is a multimillionaire software entrepreneur and former investment banker who currently serves as vice president of corporate development for Symantec. He also sits on the board of directors of ClearPoint Metrics. Last July, then-Governor Mark Warner appointed him to the State Board of Corrections for a four-year term.

Another would-be Congressman, Republican Brian M. F. Kennedy of Iowa and his wife Beth, have sold 8816 Surrey Court in Alexandria near Mount Vernon. Arthur N. and Josephine B. McCormick paid $1.1 million for the property. In Great Falls, the brick Colonial situated on almost two acres at 9401 Fairpine Lane has changed hands. The three-level home has five bedrooms and five and a half baths, including a large master bedroom suite with his and her baths. There is a library and a private study off the marble entrance foyer, and the family room has a brick fireplace and access to a deck through sliding glass doors. The lower level has a recreation room with a large bar plus plenty of space for a media center and pool table. The sellers, Charles B. Lieman and Jeanne Mullaney, were asking $1,295,000. Ravindra Bhatia paid $1.2 million for the property.

Patrick A. Trueman, who served as chief of the Justice Department's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section under Presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush, and his wife Laura, have purchased 10350 Southam Lane in Oakton from Nancy S. Dillinger. Trueman is currently the senior legal counsel for the Family Research Council in Washington and a consultant and law enforcement coordinator with Capital City Partners working to prevent sex trafficking. Laura is the executive director of The Coalition for Affordable Health Coverage, which lobbies Congress to increase access to private sector healthcare.

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