Shawn Springs sold this six-bedroom home for $5 million. Photograph by David Pipkin
Former Redskin Shawn Springs sold a six-bedroom, nine-bath home in McLean for $5 million. The 11,300-square-foot house has a wine cellar, bar, and home theater. A cornerback, Springs played for the Skins from 2004 to 2008.
Retired Coast Guard admiral Thad Allen and wife Pamela bought a five-bedroom, five-bath Colonial in Vienna for $1.5 million. The 6,300-square-foot house was built in 2009. Allen oversaw the federal responses to Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He’s now a senior fellow at the RAND Corporation.
Republican heavyweight Chris Cox and wife Rebecca Gernhardt Cox sold a six-bedroom, six-bath Colonial on Glen Drive in Alexandria’s Belle Haven neighborhood for $1.4 million. The house listed for $1.6 million and was on the market more than a year. Chris Cox represented California in Congress from 1989 to 2005; from 2005 to January 2009, he was chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He’s now a partner at the Boston-based law firm Bingham McCutchen.
Michael Kinsley and Patricia Stonesifer, along with Stonesifer’s daughter Sandra, bought a four-bedroom, six-bath Victorian near Dupont Circle for $2.5 million. The seller was interior designer Lori Graham. The house has a top-floor master suite with a “midnight kitchen” and a roof deck with outdoor shower. Kinsley is an editorial adviser for Bloomberg View, a new opinion section of Bloomberg News, and is founding editor of the online magazine Slate. Patricia Stonesifer, former chief executive of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is chair of the Smithsonian Institution’s board of regents.
Former United States CEO of Volkswagen Stefan Jacoby and his wife, Roberta Bantel, sold a four-bedroom, five-bath Federal-style house on Q Street in Georgetown for $2.2 million. Jacoby is now CEO of Volvo.
Lawyer Robert Reznick sold a five-bedroom, five-bath Colonial on Sedgwick Street in Spring Valley for $1.9 million. The house has three fireplaces and a home office. Reznick is a litigation partner in the DC office of Orrick.
Banking executive Frank G. LaPrade III bought a five-bedroom, four-bath house on Newark Street in Cleveland Park for $1.7 million. Built in 1896, it has original architectural details such as Palladian windows. LaPrade is chief enterprise-services officer at Capital One.
Former Channel 9 news anchor Tracey Neale sold a Federal-style home on 33rd Street in Georgetown for $1.3 million. Built in 1865, the former carriage house has three bedrooms and three baths. Neale founded Veronica’s Story, a nonprofit that advocates for vulnerable children.
Journalist Katherine Boo and her husband, professor and scholar Sunil Khilnani, sold a five-bedroom, four-bath Victorian on O Street near Logan Circle for $1.1 million. Boo is a staff writer for the New Yorker; Khilnani is director of South Asia Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
This article appears in the September 2011 issue of The Washingtonian.