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Luxury Homes: July 2009

Redskins legend Joe Jacoby sells a Vienna home with supersize spa. Car mogul Jamie Darvish sells a $7.3-million Georgetown penthouse.

Redskins Super Bowl star Joe Jacoby sold this Vienna Colonial for $1.3 million. Photograph by Matthew Worden.

In DC: Car mogul Jamie Darvish sold a four-bedroom, five-bath penthouse in the Georgetown Ritz-Carlton for $7.3 million to finance executive Gregory S. Ledford. The two-level condo has views of the Potomac River. Darvish, whose father, John Darvish, founded Darcars Automotive Group, is vice president of his family’s company. Ledford is head of the automotive-and-transportation division at the Carlyle Group, the DC private-equity powerhouse.

Entrepreneur Miles Gilburne and his wife, Nina Zolt, sold a four-bedroom, six-bath house on Dent Place in Georgetown to National Geographic Society president John Fahey for $3 million. The house has two patios, a two-car garage, and a carriage house. Gilburne, a former executive at AOL, is a managing member of ZG Ventures, a venture-capital firm. Zolt is cochair and cofounder of ePals, an online-education company.

Business lobbyist John Castellani and his wife, Therese, bought a four-bedroom, five-bath Colonial in Georgetown for $2.9 million. The house was built in 1900. Castellani is head of Business Roundtable, a DC-based association of chief executive officers.

Ex-lobbyist Todd Boulanger and his wife, Jessica, a public-affairs executive, sold a three-bedroom, three-bath rowhouse on A Street on Capitol Hill for $880,000. Boulanger, a former colleague of lobbyist Jack Abramoff, pleaded guilty to giving Capitol Hill aides tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of perks in exchange for legislation that was favorable to his clients. Jessica Boulanger—who was a spokeswoman for Republican Representative Roy Blunt when he was majority whip—is director of public affairs for New Media Strategies, an Arlington-based PR-and-marketing company.

Journalist David Kirkpatrick and his wife, Laura Bradford, bought a seven-bedroom, four-bath clapboard Colonial on Livingston Street in Chevy Chase DC for $830,000. Kirkpatrick is a Washington correspondent for the New York Times.

Ophthalmologist Thomas E. Clinch bought a two-bedroom, four-bath Colonial on Winfield Lane in Georgetown for $1.4 million. The three-level townhouse is in the Cloisters development. Clinch is a lasik surgeon at Eye Doctors of Washington.

In Virginia: Former Redskin Joe Jacoby and his wife, Irene, sold a five-bedroom, six-bath Colonial in Vienna for $1.3 million. The house has a pool and eight-person spa. Jacoby, an offensive lineman from 1981 to 1993, played in four Super Bowls.

Robert F. Godec and his wife, Lori G. Magnusson, sold a five-bedroom, five-bath Colonial on McLean’s Tennyson Drive for $940,000. The house listed for $999,000. Godec has been US ambassador to Tunisia since 2006. Magnusson is a retired Foreign Service officer.

Neurosurgeon James W. Leiphart bought a five-bedroom, six-bath Colonial on Maddux Lane in McLean for $2.1 million. The newly built house has a three-car garage. Leiphart practices at George Washington University, where he’s a member of the faculty.

In Maryland: Kerry Wisnosky bought a five-bedroom, six-bath house on Potomac’s Oaklyn Drive for $2.1 million. The house has a 1,500-bottle wine cellar, a stable for six horses, and a six-car garage. Wisnosky is CEO of Millennium Engineering and Integration Company, an Arlington-based company that specializes in space systems, weapon systems, and advanced technologies.

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