Luxury Homes: May Edition

Executives in finance, marketing, real estate, and public relations make deals. Plus a member of the Saudi royal family buys in Great Falls.

By: Washingtonian Staff

Capital One Exec Bill Cilluffo paid $2.3 million for this new six-bedroom Colonial in McLean.

IN DC
Developer and real-estate executive Jeffrey Neal sold a two-bedroom, three-bath condominium on 22nd Street near Dupont Circle for $2.2 million. The condo, which comes with three parking spaces, has 20 windows. A former principal at DC-based Monument Realty, Neal bought the commercial real-estate brokerage GVA Advantis in 2008; the firm shut down in 2009.

Interior designer Thomas Pheasant sold a two-bedroom, three-bath Spanish-style house on Reservoir Road for $1.4 million. Pheasant, who has an office in Georgetown, is regularly listed as one of the world’s top 100 designers by Architectural Digest.

Lawyer Linda Lipsen bought a four-bedroom, three-bath Colonial on Ordway Street in Cleveland Park for $1.3 million. The list price dropped by $250,000; the house has a landscaped garden with waterfall and is two blocks from the Metro. Lipsen is CEO of the American Association for Justice, formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Documentary filmmaker Aviva Kempner bought a Colonial in Forest Hills for $1.3 million. Built in 1939, the house has six bedrooms and four baths. Kempner’s documentaries, such as The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, celebrate the stories of Jewish heroes.

Public-relations executive Marilyn Fancher bought a three-bedroom, three-bath Federal-style rowhouse on 33rd Street in Georgetown for $1.2 million. Fancher is creative director at Apco Worldwide, a PR firm based here.

Reporter Matea Gold and her husband, lawyer Jonathan Lenzner, bought a four-bedroom, three-bath house on 33rd Street in Chevy Chase DC for $910,000. It has a central courtyard and a master suite with vaulted ceilings. A former reporter in the New York bureau of the Los Angeles Times, Gold is now based in the Washington bureau of the Tribune Company, which owns the Times. Lenzner, an assistant US Attorney in Maryland, is the son of Margaret and Terry Lenzner; his father is former assistant chief counsel of the Senate Watergate Committee.

IN VIRGINIA
Saudi Arabian prince Mohammed bin Abdullah bought a seven-bedroom, nine-bath Colonial on Wolfe Hill Lane in Great Falls for $3.4 million. The house has a marble ballroom, eight fireplaces, and a cinema room.

Finance executive Bill Cilluffo bought a six-bedroom, nine-bath Colonial in McLean for $2.3 million. Built in 2010, the house has a three-car garage. Cilluffo is president of international card operations at Capital One.

Marketing executive Brad Nierenberg bought a six-bedroom, seven-bath Colonial in McLean for $2.2 million. The house has a two-story foyer and French doors that open onto a terrace. Nierenberg is CEO of Alexandria-based RedPeg Marketing.

Surgeon Paul Massimiano sold a five-bedroom, six-bath contemporary home on Belgrove Road in McLean for $1.3 million. The house has an elevator and wet bar. Massimiano is a cardiac, vascular, and thoracic surgeon at Inova Health System.

This article first appeared in the May 2011 issue of The Washingtonian.

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