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Baltimore Business Journal reports that the Washingtonian, citing a “well-connected source,” has named Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank as the buyer of 1405 34th Street NW — “one of the most important houses in Georgetown,” according to Washington Fine Properties, who brokered the sale.

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The home’s former owner was banker Curtin Winsor III. Mr. Winsor bought the house for $5.2 million in 2006, and lived there with his wife and three children until his death, suddenly, in December, 2012.  In the seventies, 1405 34th Street NW was the much-photographed residence of Ambassador David Bruce and his glamorous wife Evangeline, who added a 34’ ballroom and hosted frequent parties for Washington society.

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Earlier this year, the eight bedroom, eight bath, one ballroom house was on the market for $8.995 million, (so Kevin got ‘em down some).  A Federal-style red brick mansion circa 1815, it’s a grand but restrained presence on the street, quietly boasting a smokehouse, swimming pool, guestroom, multiple parking spaces and a private, third-of-an-acre lot. A video tour, compete with upbeat music score, can be found below.

According the Baltimore Business Journal, this is Plank’s second home purchase in Georgetown. In 2011, he paid $1.5 million for a house at 1404 35th Street NW, and of course, famously started Under Armour in his grandmother’s Georgetown basement. Hmmmm…so what’s with that?

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