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Luxury Homes: April 2009
Charles Vance—ex–Secret Service agent and former son-in-law of Gerald Ford—sells his McLean home for $3.6 million
In DC: Lawyer Steven E. Adkins bought an eight-bedroom, seven-bath brick Georgian in Kalorama for $3.4 million. The house, which listed for $3.7 million, was home to former George Washington University president Stephen Trachtenberg and his wife, Francine. It has parking for five cars, a library, an elevator, and five fireplaces. Adkins, a trial lawyer who specializes in intellectual property, is a partner in the DC office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.
In Maryland: Basketball star Delonte West bought an eight-bedroom, seven-bath custom home in Fort Washington for $1.1 million. The house, which listed for $1.3 million, has a Potomac River view, a gym, and a three-car garage. West, a guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers, was a star player at Greenbelt’s Eleanor Roosevelt High School, where he graduated in 2001, and at St. Joseph’s University in Pennsylvania.
Kenneth M. Fine sold a home in Potomac’s Bells Mill Estates neighborhood for $1.2 million. Fine is a surgeon with the Orthopedic Center in Rockville.
In Virginia: Charles Vance sold a six-bedroom, ten-bath home in McLean for $3.6 million. The house, which listed for $4.3 million and was on the market for more than a year, has a pool with spa and waterfall, an exercise room, an elevator, and a three-car garage. Vance, a former Secret Service agent for President Gerald Ford and Vice Presidents Hubert Humphrey and Spiro Agnew, founded Vance International, a security firm, in 1984. The company was bought by Garda Global, a Montreal-based security firm, in 2006. Vance and Ford’s daughter, Susan, married in 1979 but later divorced.
PR and marketing exec Penelope Longbottom sold a three-bedroom, three-bath Cape Cod on 28th Street North in Arlington for $815,000. The house, in East Falls Church, has a two-level deck. Longbottom is founder and president of Longbottom Communications in Arlington.
Christopher S. Wilcox sold a four-bedroom, four-bath Colonial in Great Falls for $1.1 million. The house, which listed for $1.3 million, has an updated kitchen and library. Wilcox is chief of the division of nephrology and hypertension at Georgetown University’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Alexandria lawyer A. Hugo Blankingship III sold a five-bedroom, four-bath Colonial on Taji Court in Herndon for $850,000. The house has a two-story foyer, media room, and wet bar. In 1993, he founded Blankingship & Associates, which focuses on consumer fraud and uncontested divorces.
Some sales information provided by American City Business Leads and Diana Hart of Sotheby’s International Realty.
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