Luxury Home Sales: Legally Luxe

Local attorneys bought big-dollar properties in Maryland, Comet Ping Pong owner James Alefantis and partner David Brock sold in DC, and the Bushes bought in Virginia.

MARYLAND

David Orta, a trial lawyer and arbitration advocate, bought a six-bedroom, seven-bath Colonial in Potomac’s Great Falls Estates. The $2.4-million house has an outdoor pool, a tennis court, and a hot tub. Orta is a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

Management consultant Jamie Hechinger bought a five-bedroom, four-bath house in Chevy Chase for $2.2 million. Built in 1927, it has a front porch, a large back deck, dual staircases, and a butler’s pantry. Hechinger, a former Atlantic Media Company associate director, works at Russell Reynolds Associates recruiting nonprofit and health-care executives.

Pharmaceutical executive Peter Greenleaf bought a five-bedroom, five-bath Craftsman in Bethesda. It has cathedral ceilings, a two-story foyer, a loft, and a two-car garage. Greenleaf is president of MedImmune, a pharmaceutical company in Gaithersburg.

VIRGINIA

Businessman Marvin Bush and his wife, Margaret, bought a three-bedroom, five-bath condo in Arlington’s Turnberry Tower for $3.8 million. The 4,447-square-foot unit has a master suite with two walk-in closets, a private elevator entrance, and a 500-square-foot balcony. The building boasts an indoor pool and hot tub, valet parking, and a movie-screening room. Marvin Bush, a cofounder and managing partner of Winston Partners, is the fourth son of former President George H.W. Bush.

Technology executive Vivek Kundra bought a five-bedroom, six-bath Colonial in McLean for $1.8 million. The house has a three-car garage and dual staircases. Kundra, the country’s first chief information officer, was responsible for focusing the government’s computer-infrastructure spending on cloud computing. He’s now Salesforce.com’s executive vice president for emerging markets.

Government-relations consultant Edward Fritts and his wife, Martha Dale Fritts, bought a three-bedroom, four-bath house in Arlington’s Country Club Hills for $1.5 million. The French-country style home has a three-car garage and a walk-out basement with a kitchen and wine cellar. Eddie Fritts, former CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters, is founder and CEO of the Fritts Group, a government and public-affairs consulting firm in DC.

Media watchdog David Brock and restaurateur James Alefantis sold this DC house for $2.1 million.

DC

Restaurateur James Alefantis and his partner, media watchdog David Brock, sold a six-bedroom, four-bath Federal-style house in Kalorama for $2.1 million. The 93-year-old home has a walk-out basement and three fireplaces. Alefantis is owner of Comet Ping Pong and Buck’s Fishing & Camping as well as board president of the contemporary-art gallery Transformer. Brock is founder of Media Matters for America.

Lawyer Donald Vieira bought a four-bedroom, four-bath Victorian in Cleveland Park for $1.8 million. The renovated 106-year-old home has nine-foot ceilings, marble bathrooms, and stained-glass windows. Vieira is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, focused on foreign investment, privacy, and data security.

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

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