Bennett and Mejia paid $500,000 for the property in Jan. 2006. The 1,601-square-foot house was built in 1922 in the 16th Street Heights neighborhood.
Brizer is a greenhouse specialist at Dumbarton Oaks, an institute of Harvard University that works to support work in byzantine, garden and landscape, and pre-columbian studies.
Prior to that, she was a horticulturist at the Danish Embassy.
She received her bachelor's degree in art history from Mount Vernon College. She also attended the Historic Landscape Institute.
According to BlockShopper.com, there were 4,143 home sales in Washington in 2008, with a median sales price of $375,000.
Address: 1351 Jefferson Street NW
Buyer(s): Melissa Brizer and Charles Restivo
Seller(s): Peggy Gilbert Bennett, Carlos Mejia and Peggy Gilbert Bennett Mejia
Sale date: Sep. 11, 2009