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RGIII’s Loudoun Touchdown

Football star buys in Creighton farms; Plus: restored residences change hands in historic Washington neighborhoods BY STAC E Y G R A Z I E R P FA R R

Several blocks away, James Courtovich sold   KALORAMA ROAD NW for $2,250,000. Mr. Courtovich is the managing partner of Sphere Consulting, a worldwide communications and government relations firm based in Washington. The 104-year-old Colonial semi-detached townhouse boasts seven bedrooms and a four-car garage. The fully updated property includes a gourmet kitchen, multiple fireplaces, charming rear patio and lower-level apartment with rear entrance. David DeSantis of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty assisted as both listing and buyer’s agent. Yet another Kalorama-area sale: Johanna and Paul Mahon purchased  S STREET NW for $2,155,000 from Darshan Shah. Mr. Mahon is an attorney with Mahon Patusky Rothblatt & Fisher. The listing agent for the transaction was Coldwell Banker’s David Bediz while the buyer’s agents was Renee Peres of the Mandy and David Team at Coldwell Banker. The spacious Victorian stone row house just off Embassy Row includes 10foot ceilings, four fireplaces and a private roof deck. Built in 1904, the house also includes a luxurious lower unit with separate entrance.


Meanwhile, in Dupont Circle, Teddy Vagias bought  RSTREETNW from John The Losen for $2,650,000. Mr.Vagias is the founder and CEO of Mason Harriman Group. Mr. Losen, who works in finance, also serves on the advisory board of Strategic Enterprise Solutions Inc. The Dupont Beaux-Arts landmark row house, circa 1910, features fine workmanship and

detail. New upgrades are featured throughout the seven-bedroom property.The house includes six fireplaces, a banquet-sized dining room, roof terrace with panoramic views and parking for three cars. TTR Sotheby’s Jeff Lockard and Joseph Poduslo were the listing agents. Realty Executives Premier’s Donna Beausoleil was the buyer’s agent.

RGIII Buys at Creighton Farms The lush landscaping and Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course at Creighton Farms in Loudoun County is a long way from the hardscrabble surroundings of the Desire Projects of New Orleans where Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III grew up. On May 15, “RGIII,â€? as he’s popularly known, closed on an 8,819-square-foot white brick Colonial completed in 2010 by Apex Homes. While the $2.5 million property is not the largest within the Creighton Farms community, it has plenty of space to grow for him and his fiancĂŠe Rebecca Liddicoat once they’re wed on July 6. The three-acre estate features four bedrooms, six baths, an expansive kitchen, three-car garage, elevator, swimming pool and a pool house still under construction. The couple will surely enjoy the dramatic views of the surrounding woods and meadows as well as the nearby clubhouse overlooking the 18-hole golf course (hailed by Golf Digest as one of the best in the land), tennis courts, multi-purpose playing fields, nature walks and bike trails. The house was listed on and off for the past three years at $2.59 million and sold for $2.49 million. The listing agent was Casey Margenau of Re/Max Distinctive Real Estate; RGIII’s agent on the deal was William Davis of Century 21 New Millenium. Rubberneckers be forewarned: Creighton Farms is a gated community with 24-hour security. — John Arundel


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THE DISTRICT George Lund sold

MASSACHUSETTS AVENUENW to Michael Kain for $2,850,000. Kain is a real estate developer, attorney and historic preservationist. The five-bedroom Beaux Arts row house on one of Kalorama’s most picturesque streets was built in 1931 and features 13-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows with French glass doors to the terrace and garden, a gourmet kitchen with original leaded glass windows and parking for three cars. Washington Fine Properties’ Nancy Taylor Bubes was the listing agent; Long & Foster’s Angelika Suisman was the buyer’s agent.

The five-bedroom brick-and-stone manor home at 10005 Windy Hollow Road in Great Falls sold for $3.3 million.

Jane Slatter and Richard Klingler purchased

 WOODLAND DRIVE NW from Daniel Mayers for $2,720,000. Mr. Klingler is a partner in law firm Sidley Austin’s Washington office. Mr. Mayers is a retired senior partner at Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering and is previous chairman of the board of directors of the National Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Slatter and Mr. Klinger also recently sold The Bayne-Fowle House at   PRINCESTREET in Old Town Alexandria. The Woodley Park Contemporary, built in 1987, features five bedrooms and large public rooms including a two-story library, wine cellar, and in-law suite with private entrance. Sweeping decks span the rear of the property overlooking the outdoor pool. Washington Fine Properties’ Margot

The seven-bedroom Beaux Arts-style row house at 1763 R Street NW sold for $2,650,000.

Wilson was the listing agent. Nancy Taylor Bubes, also of Washington Fine Properties, represented the buyer.

MARYLAND The David Niroo-built masterpiece at  NEWBRIDGEDRIVE in Potomac sold after being on the market for nearly three years. Originally listed at $7.5 million, the unique 18,000-square-foot European-style limestone villa passed from Newbridge Potomac Partnership to Hardeep Singh Chadha and Taranbir Kaur for $5 million. The opulent seven-bedroom mansion boasts a paneled Italian library, French country kitchen, wine cellar, sauna, home theater and outdoor pool. Marc Fleisher represented both the buyer and seller.

VIRGINIA   PRINCE STREET, otherwise known

as “The Bain-Fowle House� in Alexandria’s Old Town, recently changed hands for $3.2 million. The historic townhouse, sold by Jane Slatter and Richard Klingler to an anonymous buyer, was built in 1854 by William Bayne, an Alexandria-based commission merchant, and used as a hospital for Northern troops during the Civil War. The design of the house is an unaltered example of a mid-19th-century wealthy merchant’s residence on three floors with a raised English basement and full attic.The interior features pier mirrors, fireplaces, staircases, shutters, floors and doors original to the house. Washington Fine Properties’ Mark McFadden was the listing agent while Weichert Realtors’ Teresa Jackson was the buyer’s agent.

PROPERTYLINES ‘  MINUTES’ JOURNALIST SELLSThe Cleveland Park home of Lara Logan,  MACOMB STREET NW, is up for grabs for $2.2 million. Logan bought the charming 1935 Colonial in 2008 for $1.5 million. It features a large gourmet kitchen, saltwater pool and top of the line security surveillance system. Holly Smith of W.C. & A.N. Miller, Realtors, A Long & Foster Company is the listing agent.


TENNIS  ANYONE? Lyn Rales, ex-wife to billionaire industrialist and patron of the arts Mitchell Rales, listed her Bethesda mansion at  HILLMEAD ROAD for $9,975,000. The six-bedroom Colonial was built in 2000 by Jim Gibson and occupies three acres in Burning Tree. The many amenities include a custom indoor tennis facility. Marc Fleisher of Long & Foster is the listing agent.

PERFECTFORENTERTAINING Judy and Stuart Sebring listed their Z-shaped 11,000square-foot residence,  PLEASANT HILL DRIVE, in Potomac for $7,995,000. The rustic, elegant property has been the backdrop for many of the couple’s charitable events, some topping 400 guests. The six-bedroom house was built in 2008 and features numerous

creature comforts including a room ideally suited for pets with a walk-in animal shower opening to a pool terrace. Stuart Sebring of John J. Kavookian Company is the listing agent. Stacey Grazier Pfarr is a real estate agent for Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s Rehoboth Beach. Contact her with real estate news at


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