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For $8.375 million, John Rogers, managing director of Goldman Sachs and former deputy Treasury secretary under Ronald Reagan, has purchased 3108 Woodland Drive, NW. Surrounded by trees and situated on a quiet cul-de-sac at the edge of the Embassy Row area of Massachusetts Avenue Heights, the estate had been home to Mary Marvin Breckinridge Patterson for decades. The latter was the granddaughter of tire magnate B. F. Goodrich and the great-granddaughter of vice president John Cabell Breckinridge, who ran against Abraham Lincoln in 1860. Following Mrs. Patterson’s death, the circa-1930 Georgian-style residence was purchased in 2004 by Dr. Richard Pollock for $3.65 million. Now magnifi cently reconditioned, this elegant mansion combines classical architecture and craftsmanship with modern amenities. Highlights of the four-story residence include perfectly proportioned public rooms with twelve-foot ceilings and elaborate moldings. A grand receiving gallery with French doors opens to meticulously landscaped

grounds, terraces, a secluded garden pool and views of Rock Creek Park and the Washington National Cathedral. Seven bedrooms, six full baths, two half baths and a master bedroom suite with large dressing room round out the property. The stateof- the-art gourmet kitchen has an adjoining butler’s pantry and a separate servants’ staircase. John Roger was represented in his purchase by Weichert realtor Fran Spaeth. Washington Fine Properties co-founder William F. X. Moody and Robert Hryniewicki represented Dr. Pollock.

Moody and Hryniewicki also represented Pollock in his purchase of 2414 Tracy Place,NW. Pollock paid $4.1 million to the estate of thirteen-term New York Democratic congressman James Scheuer and his widow Emily, a leading interior designer whose syndicated column on decorating ran in The Washington Post for more than a decade. The five-bedroom Kalorama manse has an embassy-size living room, banquetsize dining room, eat-in kitchen and woodpaneled library with a sliding ladder. Two sets of French doors lead to a fl agstone terrace and garden with mature trees and a lovely lap pool.



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