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Capitals star Niklas Backstrom buys for $2 million. Plus—banker Robert Pincus and Channel 7’s Gordon Peterson buy condos in Georgetown.

Niklas Backstrom spent $2 million on this Arlington house. The seller? Former Caps goalie Jose Theodore.

Longtime local banker Robert Pincus and his wife, Roxanne Little, bought a three-bedroom, five-bath condo on the Georgetown waterfront for $3 million. The home has two walls of windows and almost 3,000 square feet of terraces. Now vice chair of Bethesda-based EagleBank, Pincus is former head of DC National Bank and Franklin National Bank, which was bought by BB&T in 1999.

Lawyer Andrew Clubok sold a seven-bedroom, six-bath Colonial on Belt Road in Chevy Chase DC for $1.9 million. Clubok is a partner in the Washington office of Kirkland & Ellis.

Lobbyist Steve Elmendorf bought a two-bedroom, three-bath condo on Q Street near Logan Circle for $1.4 million. The three-level penthouse has a private rooftop deck. A former adviser to then–House Democratic leader Dick Gephardt, Elmendorf is head of his own lobbying firm, Elmendorf Strategies.

Lawyer William Massey sold a three-bedroom, two-bath Victorian rowhouse in Georgetown for $1.1 million. The house has a lower-level suite and tiered patio. Massey is a partner at Covington & Burling, where his practice focuses on energy and government affairs.

Broadcast journalist Gordon Peterson bought a two-bedroom, three-bath condo in Georgetown for $990,000. A penthouse unit at the Phillips School Condominium, the home is about 1,500 square feet. Peterson is news anchor for Channel 7 as well as moderator and producer of the talk show Inside Washington.

Businessman Basim Mansour bought a five-bedroom, seven-bath house on Gunston Road in Lorton for $3.6 million. On five acres by the Potomac River, it has a riverside pool, a theater, and a deepwater boat slip. Mansour is president of Michael & Son Services, a home-repair company that his father founded in 1976.

Capitals star center Niklas Backstrom bought a house in Arlington from his former teammate Jose Theodore for $2 million. The six-bedroom, eight-bath home has a fitness room, Irish pub, wine cellar, and theater. It listed for $2.2 million. Backstrom, a 23-year-old Swede, signed a ten-year, $67-million deal with the Capitals in May. Theodore, a goalie, signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Wild in October.

Kirsten Edmiston bought a seven-bedroom, four-bath rambler on Remington Road in Oakton for $1.1 million. On more than an acre, the house has a pool and hot tub. Edmiston is a general surgeon at Virginia Surgery Associates.

Technology executive Gary Nakamoto sold a four-bedroom, five-bath Colonial on Buena Vista Avenue in McLean for $960,000. Nakamoto is chairman of Base Technologies, an information-technology firm in McLean. 


Author and professor Donald Horowitz and his wife, Judith, bought a Colonial in Chevy Chase for $2.4 million. Built in 1999, the 8,500-square-foot house has seven bedrooms and six baths. A professor of law and political science at Duke University, Donald Horowitz has written six books and is currently a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Judith Horowitz is Duke’s associate dean for international studies.

Sally Joo Bailey bought a rambler on Overlea Road in Bethesda’s Sumner neighborhood for $870,000. The four-bedroom, three-bath house is within walking distance of the Capital Crescent Trail. An allergist in Arlington, Bailey is also an assistant professor at Georgetown University Hospital.

This article first appeared in the December 2010 issue of The Washingtonian. 

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