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.


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.


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?