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George Stephanopoulos and his wife Alexandra Wentworth are selling their Georgetown house at 1318 28th Street N.W. with an asking price of almost $3 million. The 1810 rowhouse underwent a top-to-bottom renovation in 2002, culminating in the perfect combination of historic architecture and modern amenities. The five-bedroom home with four full designer baths features a flexible floor plan accented by custom wood paneling in the dining room and library. French stone flooring adds to the Old World charm of the state-of-the-art eatin kitchen with its wall of windows and access to the rear patio and sunken gardens. An attached garage makes this up-dated 19th century abode an easy sell even at $2,985,000. The property was listed by Tutt, Taylor & Rankin Sotheby's International Realty's Giorgio Furioso and is currently under contract.

Kate and Wesley Brooks have sold their brick Victorian at 3030 O Street N.W. in Georgetown to Dean Douglas for $2,095,000. The Brookses purchased the five-bedroom home with four and a half baths in early 2004 for $1,790,000. Built in 1900, it features a master bedroom suite with an antique oriental sink, a lower level apartment, large formal rooms with high ceilings, two fireplaces, a second story verandah and space to park two cars. Connie Carter with Washington Fine Properties listed the home following Mr. Brooks' appointment as CFO of the Lawrenceville School. For three decades he worked for JP Morgan & Company with assignments in Australia, D.C., Hong Kong, New York and Sydney. A member of Lawrenceville's Class of 1971, he and his wife Kate are the parents of three children including two Lawrenceville graduates, Charles (Class of 2003) and Sarah (Class of 2005.)

Effective July first, attorney Sanford L. Hartman became vice president and managing director of the law department of Pacific Gas and Electric Company, necessitating his move to San Francisco and prompting the sale of his District home at 2810 Brandywine Street N.W. in Forest Hills. Hartman listed his home with Long & Foster's Charlie Hein for $949,000. Among the property's principal selling points are the large formal living room, five bedrooms and sunroom nestled amid professionally landscaped gardens. The buyers are Texans Elijah and Virginia Marentette.

Tutt, Taylor and Rankin agent Jim Firkser has 4703 Foxhall Crescent N.W. under contract with a list price of $1,769,000. The impressive four-bedroom home boasts an art deco façade, five and a half baths, a gorgeous patio and terraced gardens designed in the classical tradition. The current resident, Richard Drom, is a 1980 graduate of the University of Southern California Law School and has been a partner with Powell Goldstein, LLP for the past two years. Prior to joining Powell Goldstein Mr. Drom was a partner at Troutman Sanders. The prospective buyer has not yet been named.


Mark and Sandra Rothman have sold 7992 Riverside Avenue in Cabin John, Maryland with the help of Coldwell Banker Residential agent Jane Fairweather. The couple received almost $1.7 million for their five-bedroom, fiveand- a-half-bath Tudor on the Potomac. The one acre waterfront property with spectacular views and ready access to the C&O towpath now belongs to Julie and Richard Smith. Mr. Smith is the senior vice president of Charles E. Smith, the largest commercial real estate organization in the Washington area.

Fairweather was also the listing agent for 6021 McKinley Street in Bethesda. She represented architect Jim Lozoskie of Xsite, LLC, the company responsible for the home's construction. The fivebedroom house was purchased for $1,575,000 by attorneys David Jasse and Jean Lin, who are with the Justice Department.


Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and her two adopted children are now comfortably ensconced in their $1.6 million, two-story, fourbedroom Colonial in McLean. Still, the senator and her husband Ray say they will spend as much time as ever traveling in and around the Lone Star State and will keep their home in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas. The Hutchisons' new Fairfax County home has 4,300 square-feet of living space and a large yard for daughter Bailey (who starts kindergarten this month) and four-year-old son Houston to play. For the last few years, the children had spent weekdays at the Senator's Capitol Hill townhouse and weekends in Texas.

James E. and Marilyn Knudson have sold their serene and secluded property at 1339 Windy Hill Road in McLean to Farshad and Panteha Ardalan Adlgostar for $1.2 million. Built in 1974, the unique contemporary home blends architecture with nature on over an acre of woodlands punctuated by perfectly landscaped gardens surrounding a pond. The thoughtfully constructed home brings the outdoors in with skylights, solariums and an abundance of windows. The home was designed by a custom builder for his own family and features an open floor plan with spacious rooms and high ceilings. There are five bedrooms including a luxurious master suite featuring a two-level marble bath with a whirlpool tub, atrium and separate steam shower. In addition, the sunken living room has a wood-burning fireplace; the banquetsized dining room has vaulted ceilings; and the center island kitchen opens to a breakfast area and deck offering parkland vistas. There is also a family room adjacent to a media room, two home offices, loft, large attic, professional-sized workshop and two double garages with doors on each end. Sandra and Denis Rose with Long and Foster were the listing agents.

Dr. Emmanuel G. Skordalakis and his wife Penny have moved into their new custom-built white brick home in Herndon, Virginia. The property, which cost the couple $2 million, was built by Elite Homes and is located at 11800 Forest Heights Court in Forest Heights.

Dr. Skordalakis practices family and cosmetic dentistry and has a successful Sterling, Virginia office serving the Fairfax and Loudoun County areas. Mrs. Skordalakis works with Cambridge Associates, a U.K.-based investment consulting firm specializing in growing endowments for non-profits. Long and Foster realtor Sharon Hayman helped facilitate the sale. Please Send Real Estate News Items to: Mewborn@washingtonlife.com


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