Running on empty…
Times are tough. This recession has been compared frequently to the Great Depression. Law firms are laying attorneys off, GM and Chrysler finally collapsed, and the Washington Post is saving paper by doing online exclusives that disenfranchise paid subscribers.
Part 2 of the WaPo online exclusive did reveal that Joe and Victor had given up the tony apartment on 16th Street and joined Dylan in the suburbs. Victor’s aunt is truly gracious, taking in the down-on-their-luck trouple. With the investigative support of Bea and public real estate records, we see that the defendants have traded in the bright lights and noise of the city for the quiet calm of suburban McLean, specifically at 7900 Ariel Way.
Nestled on a wooded lot, 7900 Ariel Way is not quite the suburban McMansion that one would expect our A-list defendants to choose, but mortgages are difficult to obtain for the unemployed.
However, McLean Hamlet, as the subdivision is known, is a comfortable, close-in community with mature landscaping and family friendly, modest homes. The typical McLean Hamlet home has 4-5 bedrooms, 9-10 rooms, and is owned by well educated, white professionals. Joe, Victor and Dylan should not feel too out of place, other than the low percentage of “never married males 15 years or older” in the community.
7900 Ariel Way offers the DC transplants 3.5 baths, ensuring they will continue to be well groomed and freshly showered. The 476 sq. ft basement rec room is a nice sized play space for Dylan and Joe.
The 380 sq. ft. wooden deck may enable natural tans and upon examining the aerial photographs, has good privacy with the mature trees.
Assessed in 2009 for $812,330 by Fairfax County, Victor’s generous aunt may even have some equity to tap to help out with some of his attorneys’ fees.
-posted by Michael