Real Estate

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

Details on Washington’s most expensive residential transactions.

Ian Landy's Great Falls home. Photograph by Craig Westerman.



Photograph by VS Aerials.

Where: Great Falls.

Sold by: Ian Landy, cofounder of the telecommunications company LightSpeed International.

Listed: $17,995,000.

Sold: $14,750,000.

Days on market: 271.

Style: Georgian.

Bragging points: Eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, and five half bathrooms on more than 17 acres, with equestrian stables, a private lake, a sauna, an elevator, and an indoor swimming pavilion.



Photograph courtesy of HRL Partners at Washington Fine Properties.

Where: Rosslyn.

Sold by: Ralph Shrader, chairman and former CEO of Booz Allen Hamilton.

Listed: $6,250,000.

Sold: $5,950,000.

Days on market: 81.

Style: Condo.

Bragging points: A 4,600-square-foot penthouse with three bedrooms, three bath­rooms, and two half bathrooms; northern, eastern, and southern exposures; a gourmet kitchen; two dressing rooms; and a library.




Where: Kalorama.

Sold by: Rex Tillerson, former Secretary of State and former CEO of ExxonMobil.

Listed: $6,500,000.

Sold: $6,200,000.

Days on market: 19.

Style: Townhouse.

Bragging points: Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and three half bathrooms, with an elevator, a study, three fireplaces, and a courtyard-­style garden.



Photograph courtesy of HRL Partners and Thornett + Corder at Washington Fine Properties.

Where: Forest Hills.

Bought by: Stephen Weissman, partner at Gibson Dunn.

Listed: $5,850,000.

Sold: $5,650,000.

Days on market: 98.

Style: Transitional.

Bragging points: New construction on almost half an acre, with six bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, a recreation room, a wet bar, a mudroom, and a primary suite with dual walk-in closets.



Where: Georgetown.

Sold by: John Castellani, former president and CEO of PhRMA.

Listed: $4,750,000.

Sold: $4,500,000.

Days on market: 3.

Style: Colonial.

Bragging points: Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and two half bathrooms, with a wet bar, covered porch, gated four-car parking pad, and walkout terrace.


Photograph by Sean Shanahan.

Where: Berkley.

Bought by: Katie Mitchell, partner at Narrative Strategies, and Nicholas Williams, VP of technology and product development at X-COR Therapeutics.

Listed: $4,150,000.

Sold: $4,050,000.

Days on market: 8.

Style: Colonial.

Bragging points: Six bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms, with an indoor/outdoor fireplace, French doors, over-size windows, a media room, and a gated motor court.




Where: Chevy Chase.

Bought by: Danielle Juda, executive director at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, and Aaron Juda, chief strategy officer and president of consumer banking at Forbright Bank.

Listed: $3,500,000.

Sold: $3,600,000.

Days on market: 6.

Style: Colonial.

Bragging points: Seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, and two half bathrooms, with a chef’s kitchen, sunroom, den, screened porch, wet bar, mudroom, and au pair suite.

Sales information provided by Bright MLS.
This article appears in the May 2024 issue of Washingtonian.