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Luxury Home Sales: LivingSocial CEO Sells In DC

Tim O’Shaughnessy sells for $1.2 million. Pundit Donna Brazile and journalist Dan Froomkin also make deals.

Donna Brazile spent $1.2 million on this Crestwood Colonial. Photographs by David Pipkin.
LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy got $1.2 million for a house near DC’s U Street.


Lawyer Joshua Holzer and his wife, Lianne, sold a four-bedroom, four-bath Federal-style house on Dumbarton Street in Georgetown for $1.8 million. Featured in Washington Spaces magazine, it has a landscaped garden with outdoor fireplace and waterfall. Holzer is chief compliance counsel for global trade at the pharmaceutical company Pfizer.

Ambassador Akan Ismaili bought a three-bedroom, three-bath condo on Wyoming Avenue in Kalorama for $1.7 million. The second-floor unit has 28 windows and parking for two cars. Ismaili was named the Republic of Kosovo’s ambassador to the United States in May.

New-media entrepreneurs Tim and Laura O’Shaughnessy sold a four-bedroom, three-bath Victorian rowhouse near the U Street corridor for $1.2 million. Tim O’Shaughnessy is cofounder and CEO of the deals company LivingSocial; Laura O’Shaughnessy—daughter of Washington Post Company chairman Donald Graham—is CEO of SocialCode, a Washington Post Company-owned advertising agency that uses social media to expand client brands.

Political strategist and pundit Donna Brazile bought a five-bedroom, five-bath Colonial in Crestwood for $1.2 million. Built in 1926, it has a two-car garage, wet bar, and master suite with walk-in closet. The campaign manager for Al Gore in 2000 and a member of the Democratic National Committee, Brazile is a contributor to CNN and ABC News and a columnist for Roll Call.

Journalist Dan Froomkin and lawyer Paige Fitzgerald sold a three-bedroom, three-bath Colonial on 39th Street in Cleveland Park for $910,000. Froomkin, a former writer, is the Huffington Post’s senior Washington correspondent. Fitzgerald is deputy chief of the Justice Department’s civil-rights division.

Businessman John Forch sold his McLean Colonial for $1.7 million.


Lawyer CG Appleby and his wife, Nancy, sold a five-bedroom, seven-bath Colonial on Brook Valley Lane in McLean for $3.2 million. The house—with exercise room and wood-paneled library—sits on a gated, two-acre lot with a waterfall. Formerly general counsel at Booz Allen Hamilton, Appleby now is the McLean-based consulting firm’s senior executive adviser. He also chairs the board of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

Businessman John Forch sold a six-bedroom, six-bath Colonial in McLean for $1.7 million. The 5,200-square-foot house has a three-car garage. Forch, a former managing partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, is now managing partner at Forch & Associates, a Vienna-based accounting and advisory firm.

Lawyer Scott Morehouse bought a six-bedroom, seven-bath house on Hannah Farm Court in Oakton for $1.7 million. The property includes a library with a fireplace, outdoor pool, and three-car garage. Morehouse is a shareholder at the law firm Greenberg Traurig, where he specializes in real estate.

Lawyer Kirk Shaffer and his wife, Dana, bought a five-bedroom, five-bath Colonial on Old Dominion Drive in Arlington for $1.3 million. The house has five fireplaces. Shaffer is senior counsel at the law firm Crowell & Moring, where he specializes in airport and aviation policy.

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

This article appears in the October 2012 issue of The Washingtonian.

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