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Luxury Home Sales: The Good Life

Lawyers, doctors, a restaurateur, a developer, and a journalist spend big money on big homes.

Developer Steve Garchik collected $3.7 million for this home near Congressional Country Club. Photograph by David Pipkin.

In DC Lawyer Ezra Levine bought a three-bedroom, three-bath condominium in 22 West, a luxury building in DC’s West End, for $2.9 million. The 2,800-square-foot condo has floor-to-ceiling windows and comes with two parking spaces. Condo fees are $2,777 a month. Levine is senior of counsel at Morrison Foerster, where he specializes in funds transmission and anti-money-laundering regulation.

Lawyer Joshua Javits and wife Sabina sold a six-bedroom, seven-bath Victorian rowhouse near Dupont Circle for $2.3 million. Built in 1895, it has seven fireplaces and spans two lots. Javits owns Dispute Resolution Services, an arbitration-and-mediation firm based in the District. He is the son of the late New York senator Jacob Javits.

Restaurateur Peter Pastan and his wife, Amy, bought a three-bedroom, two-bath condo on Connecticut Avenue in DC’s Wakefield neighborhood for $850,000. The unit has a marble foyer, 20 windows, and ten closets. Peter Pastan owns Obelisk, an Italian restaurant near Dupont Circle, and 2 Amys, a pizzeria in Cleveland Park.

Journalist Ton-Ming Bay Fang bought a three-bedroom, two-bath rowhouse on V Street near Dupont Circle for $800,000. The three-level house has a roof terrace. Fang has worked at U.S. News and the Chicago Tribune and as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.

In Maryland Real-estate developer Steve Garchik and wife Marla sold a seven-bedroom, nine-bath Colonial in Potomac’s Bradley Farms neighborhood for $3.7 million. Overlooking the fifth fairway of Congressional Country Club’s blue course, the house has six fireplaces and a three-car garage. Steve Garchik is co-managing member of Sandmar Properties, an asset-management company that owns shopping centers along the East Coast.

Lawyer Tony Dias bought a Colonial on Newhall Road in Potomac for $3.3 million. Built in 2006, the 11,000-square-foot house has eight bedrooms and eight baths. Dias is a partner at Jones Day, specializing in financial-institution litigation and regulation.

Lawyer Peter Isakoff bought a four-bedroom, four-bath rambler on Ardnave Place in Potomac for $1.6 million. On two acres, the house has a bar and exercise area. Isakoff is a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where he specializes in white-collar criminal defense and commercial and bankruptcy litigation.

Pediatric cardiologist Roger Ruckman sold a five-bedroom, four-bath Dutch Colonial in Chevy Chase for $1.1 million. The master suite has a fireplace and balcony. Ruckman specializes in congenital heart disease and anomalies at Children’s National Medical Center.

Dermatologist Todd Perkins bought a house on Oldchester Road in Bethesda for $1 million. Perkins’s practice, Metrodermdc, is in downtown DC.

This article appears in the April 2012 issue of The Washingtonian.

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  • Well all these professions provide great incomes, this is why people related to them can afford to buy luxury homes in DC.

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