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With the aid of his wife Janet and their four sons, dermatologist Robert M. Adrian had just fi nished renovating 5151 Palisade Lane,NW, when he died suddenly of leukemia. The founder of the Center for Laser Surgery, Adrian was a pioneer in cosmetic laser surgery and had personally trained over 5,000 physicians. Less
than two weeks after his untimely death at age 60, the Adrians’ Palisades property sold for $2,875,000. The elegant Colonial is situated on a cul-de-sac and has excellent curb appeal. Built in 1942, there are hardwood
fl oors throughout the six-bedroom home. The living and dining rooms both boast large bay windows and the
state-of-the-art kitchen contains a breakfast nook with a built-in desk area that opens to the family room and a deck overlooking the fenced rear yard. There is also a sunroom with a fi replace. Washington Fine Properties’ Giselle
Theberge helped facilitate the family’s sale. The new owners are George and Nancy Balboa.

Another death prompted the sale of 34 Kalorama Circle﹐ NW. The heirs of grande dame Eleanor Preston Ritchie

and her late husband, General William Ludlow Ritchie,
a former military aide at the White House, have sold the family’s three-story white stucco homefor $3.35 million. Built in 1930, the house has 5,394 square feet of interior living space andwent for more than the asking price. William L. Ritchie Jr., Louise Ritchie Beale and C. Jackson
Ritchie also sold their mother’s summer home in Siasconset, Mass. The six-bedroom home with fi ve baths sits on 1.01 acres at 29 Baxter Road and was purchased by Insight Baxter,
LLC, of Newton, Mass. for $4,950,000. Also in Kalorama, Washington Fine Properties’ agent Jim Bell helped sell 1854 Wyoming Avenue﹐ NW, to Paul Turczynski and James Gordon. The beautifully maintained manse, built in 1911, has seven bedrooms, fi ve and a half baths and sits on a tree-lined
street. Highlights of the 8,900-square-foot residence include original chestnut paneling, a remodeled kitchen, a Florida room, seven fi replaces, a spacious sun deck, a one-bedroom in-law apartment with a full kitchen, and a two-car garage. The sellers, who wish to remain anonymous, offered the four-level
brick townhouse at $2,195,000. When Regina Whitley decided to move to Memphis, she chose Washington Fine Properties
agents Jamie Peva and A. Michael Sullivan Jr. as

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