VIENNA - A local neurosurgeon is the new owner of the Burge mansion on Grand Central Avenue in Vienna, realtors said Friday.
The deal was closed on Friday selling the home at 5201 Grand Central Ave. to Dr. Abdi S. Ghodsi of the Pars Neurosurgical Associates, said realtor Holmes R. Shaver and selling agent Kay Munchmeyer. The 20,000-square-foot house was listed with Old Colony, Shaver's real estate company.
"I'm tickled to death," Shaver said.
Ghodsi could not be reached for comment.
A selling price was not disclosed.
The mansion was built in 1995 by the late Paul R. "Bob" Burge, who died on Jan. 8, 2006, at his home in Hilton Head, S.C. The house was in the name of his trust.
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The Burge mansion in Vienna was sold on Friday to Dr. Abdi S. Ghodsi for an undisclosed price, realtors said. The 20,000-square-foot house was built in 1995 by Paul R. "Bob" Burge, founder and president of Arrow Concrete.
Burge was the founder and president of Arrow Concrete, the multistate cement corporation that had plants in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and South Carolina. He was survived by his wife, Barbara Vucick Burge, and seven children.
The nine-bedroom, nine-bath house has been on the market for about three years. It was first listed by a real estate company in Charleston.
Shaver said he has listed the mansion for about 18 months.
"They're a wonderful family," Shaver said. "It's nice to have a family in it again."
The house was listed at $1.9 million by Old Colony.
Munchmeyer of Coldwell Banker said the house was appraised at $2.8 million.
The house was originally listed at just less than $4 million, Vienna Mayor Dave Nohe said. A real estate agent, Nohe said he has paid attention to the house since it was listed about three years ago.
Other homes in Vienna have cost more to build, but the Burge mansion was "the most expensive sold," Nohe said.
The Ghodsis have three children and are "sweet, lovely people," Munchmeyer said. The family has lived in Vienna for nine years.
A description of the house says the 20,000-square-foot home has a 40-by-25 foot gym and a spa, a gourmet kitchen, a media room, guest suites, pool and tennis house along with a swimming pool and tennis courts, a veranda and balustrade, granite and marble flooring, concrete tile roof, a master suite on the first floor and four large bedrooms on the upper level. It sits on about two acres.
Fireplaces are located in numerous rooms, including the master suite.
"We're really glad to see it occupied again,'' Nohe said.