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Luxury Homes: April 2010

Longtime restaurant critic Phyllis Richman gets $990,000 for her DC condo.

In DC: Longtime Washington Post dining critic Phyllis Richman sold a three-bedroom, four-bath condo near Dupont Circle for $990,000. In a Victorian rowhouse, the unit has a master suite with walk-in closet and private roof deck. Richman was the paper’s restaurant critic for more than 20 years.

Former Ronald Reagan aide Robert McFarlane and his wife, Jonda, sold a four-bedroom, four-bath Federal-style rowhouse on Prospect Street in Georgetown for $1.7 million. The house has views of the Potomac River. McFarlane served as national-security adviser to President Reagan from 1983 to 1985.

Communications executive Kevin Martin and his wife, Catherine, bought a Federal-style rowhouse in Georgetown for $1.5 million. Former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Martin is a senior fellow at the Aspen Institute.

Entrepreneur Jarrod Patten bought a three-bedroom, three-bath condo at 2501 Pennsylvania Avenue, a building on the edge of Georgetown, for $2.2 million. The 2,800-square-foot unit comes with two parking spaces. Patten is on the board of the Tysons Corner software firm Microstrategy.

Health-care executive Todd Park and his wife, Amy Geng, bought a three-bedroom, three-bath condo in 22 West in DC’s West End for $2.1 million. The building has a rooftop pool, a concierge, and an exercise room; condo fees are more than $2,000 a month. Park is chief technology officer at the Department of Health and Human Services. In 1997, he cofounded the health-information-technology company Athenahealth.

Aerospace and defense executive Pierre Chao sold a five-bedroom, six-bath Colonial on Foxhall Crescent in DC’s Berkley neighborhood for $1.6 million. The house has a two-story marble foyer. Chao is cofounder and managing partner of Renaissance Strategic Advisors, a consulting firm based in Arlington.

In Virginia: Lawyer John Scalia sold a four-bedroom, four-bath Colonial in McLean’s Ash Grove neighborhood for $1.1 million. The white brick house listed for $1.2 million and sits on more than an acre. Scalia, son of Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, specializes in litigation and labor and employment at the law firm Greenberg Traurig.

Attorney Chris Posteraro bought a six-bedroom, five-bath Colonial on Albemarle Street in Arlington’s Country Club Hills neighborhood for $1.2 million. Posteraro is a partner in the DC office of Kirkland & Ellis.

In Maryland: Physicians Jonathan Hodor and Leah Greenspan Hodor bought a seven-bedroom, eight-bath home on Nevis Road in Bethesda’s Bannockburn neighborhood for $2.4 million. Hodor is a perinatologist; Greenspan is a neonatologist.

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

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