Former George W. Bush aide Clay Johnson III and his wife, Anne, sold a six-bedroom, five-bath Colonial on Glenbrook Road in Spring Valley for $1.7 million. The house has an in-law suite and a customized walk-in closet in the master bedroom. A classmate of Bush’s at Andover and Yale, Clay Johnson was deputy director for management in the Office of Management and Budget during his presidency.
Political writer Michael Barone sold a Colonial near the US Naval Observatory for $1.2 million. Built in 1923, it has five bedrooms and four baths. Coauthor of National Journal’s biannual Almanac of American Politics, Barone is a senior political analyst for the Washington Examiner and a Fox News contributor.
Former Bill Clinton aide Jonathan Kaplan and wife Jill Wilkins bought a six-bedroom, eight-bath Craftsman-style Colonial for $2.6 million. On Hillmead Road in Bethesda’s Burning Tree neighborhood, the six-year-old house has a three-car garage. Kaplan, former chief of staff of the White House’s National Economic Council, is president of online Walden University; Wilkins is a senior officer with the World Bank.
Lawyer Steve Brody bought a six-bedroom, six-bath Victorian in Chevy Chase for $2.5 million. The newly built house has a wraparound porch and private third-floor suite. Brody is a partner at O’Melveny & Myers, where he’s a member of the class-actions, mass-torts, and insurance-litigation practice.
Former tech executive Clifford Kendall and wife Camille sold a four-bedroom, five-bath Colonial in Potomac for $1.3 million. On a cul-de-sac that backs onto a park, the house has four fireplaces. The longtime CEO of the Computer Data Systems, Clifford Kendall is now chairman of the University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents.
Real-estate executive Greg O’Brien and wife Lynne bought a seven-bedroom, six-bath Colonial with a pool and three-car garage on McLean’s Langley Lane for $3.9 million. Greg O’Brien is former CEO of the Staubach Company real-estate firm, which Jones Lang LaSalle bought in 2008. He’s now LaSalle’s chief executive of brokerage in the Americas.
Doctors Kevin and Lisa McGrail bought a five-bedroom, five-bath Colonial on McLean’s Windrock Drive for $1.9 million. The house sits on a two-acre lot with a pool and gazebo. Kevin McGrail is chairman of the neurosurgery department at Georgetown University Hospital; Lisa McGrail is an oncologist.
Some sales information provided by American City Business Leads and Diana Hart of Sotheby’s International Realty.
This story first appeared in the September 2010 issue of The Washingtonian.