US/Indian-affairs ex-pert and businessman Sanjay Puri bought a nine-bedroom, 14-bath Colonial on Leigh Mill Road in Great Falls for $3.9 million. The 24,000-square-foot house was built in 2007 and has two kitchens. Puri is chairman of the US India Political Action Committee and founder of the Alliance for US India Business. He is also CEO of Optimos Incorporated, a Reston-based information-technology company.
Real-estate executive Jeffrey Detwiler bought a six-bedroom, eight-bath Craftsman-style home in McLean’s Langley Forest neighborhood for $3.5 million. Built in 2011, it has a library with antique oak panels and a four-car garage. Detwiler is president and chief operating officer at Long & Foster Companies.
Onetime Real Housewives of D.C. cast member Mary Amons sold a six-bedroom, six-bath Colonial in McLean for $1.6 million. The house, which listed for $2.4 million in September 2010, has a master suite with a private deck.
Virginia senator Jim Webb and his wife, Hong Le, sold a four-bedroom, five-bath home in Arlington for $1.1 million. The brick house has an elevator, four fireplaces, and a master suite with sitting room. A Vietnam War veteran and former Secretary of the Navy, Webb announced last year that he doesn’t plan to run for reelection this fall.
Ex-Redskin Brandon Lloyd sold a six-bedroom, seven-bath Colonial on Fieldsview Court in Leesburg for $915,000. Built in 2004, the house has a wet bar and three-car garage. Lloyd, a wide receiver, played for the Redskins during the 2006 and 2007 seasons; he’s now a member of the New England Patriots.
Paul Svigos and his wife, Susan, bought a six-bedroom, seven-bath house on California Street in Kalorama for $4.3 million. Once an ambassador’s residence, it was built in 1919 and sits on a double lot with tiered gardens and a heated pool. Paul Svigos, a former Merrill Lynch stockbroker, was awarded more than $2 million in a lawsuit over defamation and wrongful termination against his ex-employer in 2000. He’s a principal at Svigos Asset Management, a real-estate company based near Chicago.
Lawyer and international consultant Nelson Cunningham and his wife, Margery, a finance executive, sold an eight-bedroom, six-bath Victorian in Georgetown for $3.3 million. The 5,000-square-foot house, built in 1900, has a pool and a master suite with a sitting room. A former special adviser to President Clinton and a member of the Obama-Biden transition team, Nelson Cunningham is managing partner and cofounder of McLarty Associates, an international strategic advisory firm in Washington. Margery Cunningham, a former managing director at Lehman Brothers, is a vice president at Avalere Health, where she manages the company’s private-equity and venture-capital businesses.