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Luxury Home Sales: Big Family Money

John Marriott III sells for $4.4 million. Plus—a $7.4-million jaw dropper in Great Falls and two $5-million deals in Georgetown.

In Maryland

Hotel exec John W. Marriott III sold a seven-bedroom, eight-bath Georgian-style house on New London Drive in Potomac for $4.4 million. The 12,000-square-foot home sits on more than two acres and has an indoor basketball court and 15-car garage. Marriott, the middle son of hotel magnate Bill Marriott, is an executive in his family’s company; like his father, he loves cars and collects Ferraris, Camaros, and Firebirds.

Commercial-real-estate executive Marc Duber and wife Nancy sold a home on Elgin Lane in Bethesda to developer Dave Pollin and wife Kirsten for $3.4 million. Duber is executive vice president of the Bernstein Companies, which owns, develops, invests in, and manages real estate. Dave Pollin is cofounder of the Buccini/Pollin Group, a commercial-real-estate company.

Lawyer John Bentivoglio bought a six-bedroom, six-bath Arts and Crafts-style house in Chevy Chase for $2.5 million. Bentivoglio is a partner at Skadden, where he represents pharmaceutical, medical-device, and biotechnology manufacturers.


Arturo Brillembourg and Jennifer Feldman-Brillembourg paid $5.4 million in Georgetown.

Finance executive Arturo Brillembourg and wife Jennifer Feldman-Brillembourg, an anesthesiologist, bought a six-bedroom, six-bath Federal-style home in Georgetown for $5.4 million. Built in 1900, the brick house has a wall of glass with views of the Potomac River and the Rosslyn skyline. Brillembourg is founder of AEB Capital, a hedge fund in Arlington.

This Georgetown mansion sold for $5 million to Otto W. Hoernig III.

Entrepreneur Otto W. Hoernig III bought an eight-bedroom, six-bath Georgian-style home in Georgetown for $5 million. The 8,000-square-foot detached house was built in 1916. Hoernig cofounded SpaceLink International, a government contractor in Dulles that he later sold for more than $150 million. He’s now president of the Tysons telecommunications firm Trace Systems, and he also runs Casa Noble, a high-end tequila distillery in Mexico.

Health-care executive David Wheadon sold a five-bedroom, six-bath Victorian on Capitol Hill’s Maryland Avenue for $2.8 million. The 5,900-square-foot house has a wine cellar and a roof deck with views of the Capitol and the Washington Monument. Wheadon, a doctor, is head of research and advocacy at JDRF, formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

In Virginia

Businessman Richard Hanlon and wife Pamela sold a six-bedroom, nine-bath stone manor on Innsbruck Avenue in Great Falls for $7.4 million. The gated house, which had been on the market more than two years, has a wine cellar with tasting area, a theater, a music room, a gym, a pool, and a three-car garage. Built in 2007, it sits on five acres. Hanlon is a former senior vice president at AOL. Arnold & Porter trusts-and-estates lawyer Thomas W. Richardson was also listed as a seller.

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

This article appears in the November 2013 issue of The Washingtonian.