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Luxury Homes: June 2009

Administration aides settle in Chevy Chase, Bethesda, and Georgetown. Wizard Antawn Jamison sells in DC for $1.4 million.

The new home for Secretary of Energy Steven Chu: a $1.6-million Colonial in Chevy Chase. Photograph by Chris Leaman.

In DC: Wizards star forward Antawn Jamison sold a six-bedroom, five-bath Colonial townhouse in Chevy Chase DC for $1.4 million. Built in 2001, the house has a master-bedroom suite with a marble bath. Traded to the Wizards from Dallas in 2004, the two-time All-Star signed a four-year, $50-million contract extension last year.

Tennessee senator Bob Corker bought a one-bedroom, two-bath condo on Pennsylvania Avenue in Penn Quarter for $810,000. The condo has a wraparound terrace with views of the Smithsonian castle. The former mayor of Chattanooga, Corker was elected to the Senate in 2006.

Roderick Paige, Secretary of Education in the George W. Bush administration, sold a Federal-style townhouse on G Street in Southwest DC for $835,000. The four-level townhouse has four bedrooms and five baths. Former head of public schools in Houston, Paige served in President Bush’s Cabinet from 2001 to 2005.

Foreign-policy expert Antony Blinken and wife Evan Ryan, a staffer for Vice President Joe Biden, bought a five-bedroom, five-bath Victorian-style rowhouse on Q Street in Georgetown for $2.1 million. The house has pine floors, five fireplaces, and a gourmet kitchen. Blinken is national-security adviser to the Vice President; Ryan, a former Hillary Clinton staffer, works in the Vice President’s intergovernmental-affairs office.

University of Maryland education scholar Willis Hawley sold a four-bedroom, five-bath home in Forest Hills for $2.1 million. The house, which listed for $2.5 million, has six decks and an elevator. Hawley, who recently bought a nearby home for $1 million, is a professor of education and public affairs.

Energy executive Paul Barry and his wife, Deborah, bought a four-bedroom, four-bath Cape Cod on Chesapeake Street in American University Park for $1.4 million. The house, which listed for $1.6 million, has an au-pair suite. Barry is CFO of Pepco Holdings, which owns Pepco and Delmarva Power.

International Monetary Fund economist David T. Coe bought a three-bedroom, three-bath Victorian-style rowhouse on 35th Street in Burleith for $917,500. The house has a living room with bay windows and a renovated kitchen.

In Maryland: Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and wife Jean, a physicist, bought a Colonial in Chevy Chase for $1.6 million. The renovated house has five bedrooms and four baths. Chu won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1997.

Louis E. Caldera, who resigned his White House job after the Air Force One photo flap, bought a six-bedroom, five-bath Colonial on Darby Road in Bethesda’s Bradley Hills Grove for $1.2 million. Caldera, who was director of the White House Military Office, resigned after an Air Force One photo shoot over Manhattan scared New Yorkers and sparked controversy. Caldera, who approved the photo shoot, was President Clinton’s Secretary of the Army from 1998 to 2001.

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

This article first appeared in the June 2009 issue of The Washingtonian. For more articles from that issue, click here.