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Luxury Homes: July 2008

Entrepreneur Jonathan Ledecky sells former JFK home for $4.2 million. Restaurateur Christianne Ricchi buys for $2 million.

Kevin Urgo, a top exec with his family’s hotel business, bought this six-bedroom Colonial in Bethesda for $2.1 million. Photograph by David Pipkin

In DC: Entrepreneur Jonathan Ledecky sold a three-bedroom, four-bath home in Georgetown for $4.2 million. The house, where John F. Kennedy once lived, has four fireplaces and a master suite with a terrace and roof deck. Former part owner of the Capitals, Ledecky founded US Office Products in the 1990s.

Investment executive Daniel Cummings bought a five-bedroom, five-bath Colonial on 31st Street in Georgetown for $3.3 million. The house has a library, media room, and landscaped garden with pool. Cummings is founder and managing director of Matapeake Partners, a real-estate investment firm. From 2000 to 2007, he was with the Carlyle Group, the DC private-equity powerhouse.

Christianne Ricchi, a partner in the DC restaurant I Ricchi, bought this Georgetown home for $2 million. Photograph by David Pipkin.

Restaurateur Christianne Ricchi bought a three-bedroom, four-bath townhouse in Georgetown for $2 million. She’s managing partner and executive chef at I Ricchi, an upscale Italian restaurant near Dupont Circle.

Lawyers Cristina and William Ashworth bought a 100-year-old Victorian rowhouse on 13th Street, Southeast, in Capitol Hill for $875,000. Cristina Ashworth, a commercial litigator, is an associate at WilmerHale; William Ashworth is an associate and litigator at Williams & Connolly.

In Virginia: Retired DC United defender Eddie Pope and his wife, Corina, bought a five-bedroom, five-bath Colonial on Northridge Place in Leesburg’s Red Cedar North Village for $860,000.

Retired trade-association head Charles DiBona and his wife, Evelyn, sold a three-bedroom, three-bath condo on Oak Street in Arlington for $1.4 million. The two-level condo has views of the monuments and Potomac River. For 19 years, DiBona was head of the American Petroleum Institute, the trade association for the oil-and-natural-gas industry.

In Maryland: Dr. Macy G. Hall Jr. sold a three-bedroom, three-bath Colonial on Golden Oak Terrace in Rockville for $875,000. The house has a library and 18-foot ceilings in the family room. Hall is a plastic surgeon at Providence Hospital.

Hotel executive Kevin Urgo bought a six-bedroom, seven-bath stucco Colonial in Bethesda for $2.1 million. The house has a library, three-car garage, and pool. Urgo is senior vice president of Urgo Hotels, a family-owned hotel development and management company in Bethesda.

Finance executive Carl Verboncoeur bought a four-bedroom, five-bath Colonial on River View Drive in Potomac for $2.1 million. The house has three fireplaces and a three-car garage. Verboncoeur is CEO of Rydex, a $16-billion investment company based in Rockville.

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