With the local Lerner family winning the $450-million Washington Nationals sweepstakes, players can finally settle down here. If they’re looking for house-hunting advice, they could always call up the owner’s box.
Principal owner and patriarch Ted Lerner has called the area home ever since he ushered at Griffith Stadium—site of DC’s old Senators franchise. He attended Roosevelt High, got a law degree from GW, and developed many big projects around the area, including Tysons Corner Center.
Despite having homes on both coasts—a mansion in Palm Springs and a family estate on the Eastern Shore—Ted, along with his family and co-owners, all live within 30 minutes of RFK Stadium.
Son Mark Lerner—designated to run the franchise and also a minority partner in the group that owns the Capitals and the Wizards—moved with his wife, Judy, into a two-bedroom, three-bath condo that includes three parking spaces assessed at $50,000 apiece. The couple sold their Potomac home last March for $5.2 million. Their $4-million Georgetown penthouse includes views of the Potomac and high-profile neighbors like House minority leader Nancy Pelosi.
Ted Lerner has lived in the Chevy Chase house above with wife Annette since 2000. Located in the Rollingwood Terrace neighborhood and valued at $1.1 million, it is the least-expensive home among the four principal owners.
Son-in-law Ed Cohen and his wife, Debra, own the Spring Valley mansion in DC, below—a space larger than any of floor in the White House. The seven-bedroom, 9½-bath house is valued at $6.6 million.
Son-in-law Robert Tanenbaum and wife Marla live with their three kids on a five-acre Bethesda estate. The stucco home is valued at $4.9 million.