News & Politics

Luxury Homes: July 2005

Carville and Matalin sell in Alexandria for $2.4 million. Bush budget czar Joshua Bolten buys in Great Falls for $1.5 million.

Some sales information provided by American City Business Leads; Diana Hart of Randall Hagner Real Estate.

IN VIRGINIA: Law professor and antismoking advocate John F. Banzhaf and his wife, Ursula, sold their home on Arlington's North Quebec Street for $870,000. They bought a stone rambler on Arlington's North Jackson Street for $1,215,000. The rambler listed for $1,150,000 and has marble floors, a hot tub, a wine cellar, and 11-foot ceilings. Banzhaf is a law professor at George Washington University and serves as executive director of the nonprofit Action on Smoking and Health.

Internet executive Linda Dozier bought a four-bedroom brick Colonial on High Hill Place in Great Falls for the list price of $1,850,000. The house sits on almost two acres and has an outdoor heated pool. After cofounding Navisoft, a Web-server system, Dozier served as vice president of corporate development at AOL. She is president and COO of In2Books, a nonprofit literacy program here.

Former George W. Bush Cabinet member Ann Veneman sold a Victorian townhouse on Union Street in Alexandria's Ford's Landing neighborhood for $1,930,000. Veneman, who was secretary of Agriculture in Bush's first term, is now executive director of UNICEF.

Television journalist Peter Barnes and wife Cheryl, a children's-book author, sold a brick home on Russell Road in Alexandria for $1,950,000. The couple founded and owns VSP Books, a children's-book publisher in Alexandria. Barnes is the DC bureau chief of Hearst-Argyle Television.

IN DC: Women's-rights advocate Betty Friedan sold a three-bedroom condo on Columbia Road in DC's Kalorama neighborhood for $1,025,000. The 2,700-square-foot unit listed for $1,080,000 and has a library with marble floors. Friedan cofounded the National Organization for Women and wrote the influential 1963 book The Feminine Mystique.

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