Real Estate

7 Luxury Home Sales in the Washington Area—and Who Bought and Sold Them

Details on Washington’s most expensive residential transactions.



Photograph courtesy of Ritzert Weiss Partners.
Photograph courtesy of Ritzert Weiss Partners.

Where: Wesley Heights.

Sold by: Ken Cohen, former vice president for global government and public affairs at ExxonMobil.

Listed: $4,395,000.

Sold: $4,023,500.

Days on market: 156.

Style: Contemporary.

Bragging points: Recently built, with six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a wood-paneled elevator, a pet-washing station, a recreation room, a terrace, and a landscaped garden.




Where: Georgetown.

Bought by: Jon Read, founder of Confidant Health, a telehealth provider.

Listed: $3,995,000.

Sold: $3,825,000.

Days on market: 137.

Style: Contemporary.

Bragging points: Five-­bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom townhouse with a gated drive­way, elevator, custom marble fire-place, hidden built-in bar, and terrace.




Photograph courtesy of RL Partners at Washington Fine Properties.

Where: McLean.

Sold by: Joe R. Caldwell Jr., partner at Steptoe & Johnson.

Listed: $3,500,000.

Sold: $3,250,000.

Days on market: 230.

Style: Colonial.

Bragging points: Seven bedrooms and nine bath­­rooms on four stories, with an elevator, a wine cellar, a gourmet kitchen, and six fire­places, plus a primary suite with a wet bar, a sitting room, and three walk-in closets.



Photograph courtesy of Yeonas & Shafran Real Estate.

Where: McLean.

Bought by: Keki Rohinton Balsara, surgical director of heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support at MedStar’s Heart and Vascular Institute.

Listed: $3,950,000.

Sold: $3,900,000.

Days on market: 14.

Style: Transitional.

Bragging points: Four levels with six bedrooms, seven and a half bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, a recreation room, a theater, a gym, a wine cellar, a loggia, and an electric-­vehicle charging station.




Where: McLean.

Bought by: Rajive K. Mathur, partner at Boston Consulting Group.

Listed: $3,695,000.

Sold: $3,575,000.

Days on market: 152.

Style: Transitional.

Bragging points: Six-bedroom, six­bathroom, two-half-bath new-build with a three-car garage, guest suite, covered wrap-around porch, walk-in closet with island, and exercise room.






Where: Chevy Chase.

Bought by: Douglas Skorny, partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Listed: $2,850,000.

Sold: $3,155,000.

Days on market: 6.

Style: Craftsman.

Bragging points: Six bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms on four floors, with en suite baths, high-end appliances, custom millwork, a screened porch, and a flagstone patio.



Photograph by Becker courtesy of Carl Becker, Premier Properties.

Where: Potomac.

Sold by: William Becker, president of Terra Innovations.

Listed: $6,295,000.

Sold: $5,825,000.

Days on market: 291.

Style: Georgian.

Bragging points: Six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and three half baths on almost four acres, with a heated saltwater pool, a pool house, a wine cellar, a billiards room, a theater, a guest apartment, and seven wood-burning fireplaces.

This article appears in the June 2023 issue of Washingtonian.