Star Scientific president Paul Perito and his wife, Robin, bought a four-bedroom, seven-bath Colonial in Bethesda’s Kenwood for $3.5 million. It has an elevator, a master suite with two baths, and a carriage house. Less than three miles away, they sold their five-bedroom, six-bath Colonial in Chevy Chase for $3.3 million. That house, built in 1908, has a wraparound porch and an outdoor pool with a pool house.
Long & Foster president and chief operating officer Jeffrey Detwiler bought a six-bedroom, eight-bath Craftsman-style house 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.
Stephen Urbanczyk and his wife, Judith, sold an eight-bedroom, six-bath house in DC’s Wesley Heights for $3.4 million. The Tudor-style home has a two-story family room and five fireplaces. Urbanczyk is a partner at Williams & Connolly.
Nelson Cunningham and wife Margery 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 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. Margery Cunningham, a former managing director at Lehman Brothers, is a VP at Avalere Health, where she manages the private-equity and venture-capital businesses.
A six-bedroom, ten-bath Colonial in McLean’s Langley Forest sold for $3.3 million to lawyer Ki Hong. The 10,500-square-foot house has a library, carriage house with au pair suite, and four-car garage. Hong is a partner at Skadden.
Award-winning architect Suman Sorg sold a five-bedroom, four-bath house in Kalorama for $3.2 million. The contemporary home has six levels, two fireplaces, and a landscaped back yard with a pool.
Booz Allen Hamilton senior adviser CG Appleby and his wife, Nancy, sold a five-bedroom, seven-bath Colonial in McLean for $3.2 million. The house—with exercise room and wood-paneled library—sits on a gated, two-acre lot with a waterfall.
Physicians Peter Pinto and Elizabeth Tanzi bought a five-bedroom, seven-bath house in Kenwood for $3.2 million. The French Provincial-style home has a sauna, five fireplaces, and a library with a spiral staircase leading to a game room. Pinto is a urologist at NIH’s National Cancer Institute. Tanzi is codirector of laser surgery at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery.
Steven Lockshin, chairman of Convergent Wealth Advisors, bought a Colonial in Chevy Chase’s Somerset Heights for $3.1 million. The house, built in 2011, has six bedrooms and six baths.
Tech executive Tom DePasquale sold a four-bedroom, five-bath condo on Connecticut Avenue in Kalorama for $3.1 million. The 5,400-square-foot unit has a dining room with space for 20. DePasquale has held senior positions at several software companies, including Concur Technologies, which provides travel-and-expense-management solutions.
Lawyer and businessman Lester “Ruff” Fant sold a four-bedroom, five-bath Colonial in Georgetown for $3 million. The 5,000-square-foot house has an elevator and catering kitchen. Fant is founder of TowPath Renewables, a finance company that invests in renewable-energy products.
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Billionaire Mitchell Rales bought a 4,000-square-foot home on two acres in Potomac for $2.6 million. It’s the third house that Rales has bought adjacent to his sprawling property on Three Sisters Road, which includes a main house, lake, and art museum. Rales is cofounder of the manufacturing and technology company Danaher.
Facebook general counsel Ted Ullyot sold a five-bedroom, seven-bath house in Chevy Chase for $2.2 million. It has four finished levels and a master bath with a steam shower and soaking tub. Ullyot also served as White House counsel to President George W. Bush.
New-media entrepreneurs Tim and Laura O’Shaughnessy bought a four-bedroom, four-bath Victorian in Kalorama for $2.2 million. The house has three fireplaces and an au pair suite. Tim O’Shaughnessy is cofounder and CEO of the deals company LivingSocial; Laura O’Shaughnessy—daughter of Washington Post Company chairman Donald Graham—is CEO of SocialCode, a Post Company-owned advertising agency that uses social media to expand client brands.
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.
Kevin Plank, CEO of Under Armour, bought a four-bedroom, three-bath Federal-style house in Georgetown for $1.5 million. Built in 1791, it has five fireplaces.
Redskin DeAngelo Hall sold a six-bedroom, seven-bath house in Leesburg for $1.2 million. On three acres, it has a master bedroom with four closets.
Restaurateurs also did some home-cooking. Mark Kuller, owner of Proof and Estadio, and catering executive Kristin Connor of Whisk Gourmet Food & Catering bought a seven-bedroom, eight-bath house in Bethesda’s Brookmont neighborhood for $1.5 million. It has an in-law suite and floor-to-ceiling glass walls.
Chef Johnny Monis and his wife, Anne Marler—owners of the Dupont Circle destinations Komi and Little Serow—bought a four-bedroom, three-bath rowhouse near Logan Circle for $1.3 million.
Journalists got in on the act as well. Gordon Peterson, Channel 7 anchor and moderator, and his wife, Anne Fleming, sold a Federal-style house in Georgetown for $1.8 million. Built in 1890, it has four bedrooms and four baths.
Former Huffington Post senior Washington correspondent Dan Froomkin and Paige Fitzgerald, deputy chief of the Justice Department’s civil-rights division, bought a five-bedroom, three-bath Colonial in DC’s Wakefield for $1.1 million. The house sold after eight days on the market and went for $86,000 above list price.
Journalist Margaret Carlson bought a three-bedroom, three-bath condo on Connecticut Avenue in Kalorama for $953,000. The 1,900-square-foot corner unit is in a 100-year-old Beaux Arts building and has a 40-foot foyer. Time magazine’s first female columnist, Carlson is now a political columnist for Bloomberg View.
This article appears in the January 2013 issue of The Washingtonian.