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Luxury Home Sales: What $7.6 Million Buys

Developer Herb Miller cashes out in Georgetown—plus other big-ticket deals around Washington.

Radiologist Sanjeev Aggarwal paid $3.2 million for this house in McLean. Photographs by David Pipkin.

In Virginia

Radiologist Sanjeev Aggarwal bought a five-bedroom, eight-bath home in McLean for $3.2 million. Built in 2003, the 8,600-square-foot house has a gym, a dance room, a pool, and an outdoor kitchen. Aggarwal is medical director of the Cancer Center at Lake Manassas, which is run by Prince William and Fauquier hospitals.

Developer Herb Miller collected $7.6 million for this Georgetown rowhouse.


Developer Herb Miller and his wife, Patrice, sold a six-bedroom, seven-bath Federal-style rowhouse in Georgetown for $7.6 million. Built in 1820, it has a paneled library, a pool, a home theater, and a balcony off the master bathroom. Miller’s Western Development Corporation oversaw the development of Washington Harbour, Gallery Place, and the Shops at Georgetown Park.

Sculptor Alfredo Halegua and his wife, Raquel, sold a four-bedroom, seven-bath house on 30th Street in Massachusetts Avenue Heights for $5.2 million. On more than an acre, it has a music room, an art gallery, and a gated driveway. Halegua is known for large, simple designs; his work has been displayed at the National Gallery of Art, the Kennedy Center, and the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Security expert Michael Leiter and lawyer Alice Leiter bought a six-bedroom, five-bath Victorian on Chain Bridge Road in Kent for $2.6 million. Across from Battery Kemble Park, the renovated house has a shared tennis court and pool. Leiter, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, is a senior counselor at the software firm Palantir Technologies and a national-security analyst at NBC News. Alice Leiter is policy counsel at the Center for Democracy & Technology, where she specializes in health-information technology.

Orthopedic surgeon Christopher Cannova bought a nine-bedroom, 11-bath house on Rockwood Parkway in Spring Valley for $2.3 million. It has a library, a pool, and a semicircular driveway with parking for more than ten cars. Cannova practices at OrthoBethesda, where he specializes in joint reconstruction and replacement.

Lawyer Mike Naeve sold a three-bedroom, three-bath rowhouse on O Street in Georgetown for $1.8 million. Naeve, a partner at the law firm Skadden, specializes in energy law and litigation.

Lawyer Charles Ossola bought a two-bedroom, three-bath condo on 21st Street near Dupont Circle for $1.6 million. A trial lawyer, Ossola is a partner at Vinson & Elkins.

Journalist and political blogger Matthew Yglesias bought a three-bedroom, three-bath condo on Q Street in Logan Circle for $1.2 million. In a converted Victorian rowhouse, the unit has original exposed-brick walls and a private patio. Yglesias writes about business and the economy for Slate.

Susan Neely spent $1.8 million on a Chevy Chase Colonial.

In Maryland

Susan Neely, CEO of the American Beverage Association, bought a five-bed-room, five-bath Colonial in Chevy Chase for $1.8 million. The 8,500-square-foot house has an in-law suite and two-car garage.

Some sales information provided by American City Business Leads and Diana Hart of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.

This article appears in the April 2013 issue of The Washingtonian.

  • Susan

    Matt Yglesias bought himself a home? Thought private property ownership was a myth

  • E u SLATEr


    AND he "writes about business and the economy for Slate." !!!

    GREAT SENSE of economics paying $1.2 Million for a condo!


  • 2pcj

    I get the sneaking suspicion you live (and have lived your entire life) in an exurb.

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