Real Estate

The 7 Most Notable Homes in the Washington Area This Month—and Who Bought and Sold Them

The nuts and bolts of some of Washington’s most expensive residential transactions

Sold in McLean by lobbyist John Engler.


Sold by: Susan Berson, DC managing partner at Mintz, Levin.

Listed: $2,300,000.

Sold: $2,200,000.

Days on market: 33.

Where: Shaw.

Style: Federal rowhouse.

Bragging points:More than 4,000 square feet, with three separate units to rent out, including one with a roof deck.

Sold by former NFL player Darryl Pounds in Kent.

Sold by: Darryl Pounds, a former player for the Washington Football Team.

Listed: $2,099,000.

Sold: $2,000,000.

Days on market: 74.

Where: Kent.

Style: Midcentury modern.

Bragging points: A renovated 1969 house with four bedrooms and bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, and decks on every level.

Bought by: Nicole de Haay, spokesperson for the CIA.

Listed: $1,799,000.

Sold: $1,760,000.

Days on market: 14.

Where: Kalorama.

Style: Victorian rowhouse.

Bragging points: Includes a 2,000-square-foot owner’s unit plus two additional flats. The building has original fireplaces and other historic details.

Sold by: Mike Enzi, outgoing Republican senator from Wyoming.

Listed: $1,360,000.

Sold: $1,307,500.

Days on market: 18.

Where: Capitol Hill.

Style: Victorian rowhouse.

Bragging points: Three bedrooms and bathrooms, with high ceilings, a patio, and off-street parking.

Sold by: Jeff Dufour, editor in chief of National Journal, and Jayne Sandman, co-CEO of the Brand Guild.

Listed: $1,049,000.

Sold: $1,070,000.

Days on market: 6.

Where: North Cleveland Park.

Style: Colonial.

Bragging points: Three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with a fenced yard, a finished basement, and an attached garage.


Bought by: Richard Verma, executive vice president of public policy at Mastercard and former US ambassador to India, and wife Melineh Verma, a name partner at Verma & Waters.

Listed: $3,195,000.

Sold: $3,095,000.

Days on market: 66.

Where: Potomac.

Style: French country.

Bragging points: More than 9,500 square feet, with eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, an elevator, a pool, an indoor basketball court, and a 700-bottle wine cellar.


Sold by: John Engler, Republican lobbyist and former Michigan governor.

Listed: $3,495,000.

Sold: $3,225,000.

Days on market: 350.

Where: McLean.

Style: Georgian.

Bragging points: On more than an acre, with seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a motor court, and a pool.


Some sales information provided by American City Business Leads and Diana Hart of Washington Fine Properties.

Photographs Courtesy of HomeVisit

This article appears in the February 2021 issue of Washingtonian.