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Luxury Homes: Former Bush Chief of Staff Josh Bolten Sells at a Loss in Bethesda

Plus: Wizards announcer Steve Buckhantz sells in Vienna and other high-end real estate deals

Former White House chief of staff Josh Bolten sold a home in Bethesda’s Brookmont neighborhood for $1.4 million. He bought the house in 2006 for $1.5 million. Bolten was chief of staff to President George W. Bush from 2006 to 2009; before that, he was director of the Office of Management and Budget. He’s now a visiting professor at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs and cochair of the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.

Lawyer Peter Kreindler sold a four-bedroom, four-bath Colonial on Dalecarlia Drive in Bethesda’s Westmoreland Hills for $1.5 million. Built in 1951, the house has a koi pond. Kreindler is senior counsel at McDermott Will & Emery.

Senior-living moguls Paul and Terry Klaassen bought a condo in Rosslyn’s Turnberry Tower for $2.4 million. The building has a 24-hour concierge, valet parking, and an indoor pool. The Klaassens founded assisted-living giant Sunrise Senior Living in 1981.

Washington Wizards play-by-play announcer Steve Buckhantz sold a four-bedroom, three-bath Colonial on East Creek Court in Vienna for $825,000. The house has a hot tub, three fireplaces, and a two-car garage. Buckhantz has been the television voice of the Wizards for 14 years.

Lawyer Dan Himmelfarb bought a five-bedroom, five-bath Colonial in Chevy Chase DC for $1.6 million. On a corner lot, the home was built in 1922 and has two family rooms. Himmelfarb is a partner at Mayer Brown, where he’s a member of the firm’s Supreme Court & Appellate practice.

Businessman Warren Thune sold a two-bedroom, two-bath corner unit at 3303 Water Street Condominium in Georgetown for $1.5 million. The building has a doorman and rooftop pool; condo fees are more than $2,000 a month. Thune is executive director at the Corporate Executive Board, a research and consulting firm in Rosslyn.

Education consultant Peter Sturtevant, once a teacher at Maret School, bought a Tudor in Spring Valley for $1.4 million. The home has six bedrooms and six baths. Sturtevant heads the DC-based School Counseling Group.

Lawyer Howard Fogt bought a two-bedroom, five-bath townhouse on Westover Place in Wesley Heights for just under $1 million. An end unit, it has two patios. Fogt is a partner in the DC office of Foley & Lardner.

Author Daniel Pink and his wife, lawyer Jessica Lerner, sold a four-bedroom, three-bath Colonial on Butterworth Place in American University Park for $820,000. Built in 1938, the house has a detached three-car garage. Pink has written several books about the changing world of work, including A Whole New Mind and Drive.

This article appears in the July 2011 issue of The Washingtonian. 

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