Design firm exec buys 3BD in Washington

Medium d5191cc2d1fac0f0f1a7e03bc4c170dd Beth C. Gottschling and George F. Huber bought a three-bedroom, two-bath home at 711 Elder St. N.W. in Washington from Earl Bradley Cownover and Andrea Leigh Matzke for $520,000 on Aug. 31.

Cownover and Matzke paid $367,000 for the property in April 2004. The 1,319-square-foot house was built in 1929 in the Brightwood neighborhood.

Gottschling is a director for operations at Free Range Studios, a full-service advertising, movie production studio and design firm.

Matzke is an environmental scientist at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

According to, there were 4,143 home sales in Washington in 2008, with a median sales price of $375,000.

Address: 711 Elder Street NW
Buyer(s): Beth C Gottschling and George F Huber
Seller(s): Earl Bradley Cownover and Andrea Leigh Matzke
Sale date: Aug. 31, 2009