First he bought the town’s newspaper, now Jeff Bezos has picked up Washington, D.C.’s biggest home.
A report in The Washington Post, citing a person with knowledge of the sale, says the Amazon founder and CEO is the anonymous new owner of a swanky piece of property in D.C.’s Kalorama neighborhood. The home sold on Oct. 21 for $23 million in cash.
The former Textile Museum is a 27,000-square-foot property that is scheduled to be converted to a single-family home, according to the Post and a separate report in DC Curbed, which put the square footage at 29,000 feet.
The neighborhood will also be home to President Obama and his family after they leave The White House, according to the Post, as well as President-elect Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner.
The sale price was $1 million over asking and the buyer was listed as Cherry Revocable Trust, but the Post said word of the who the billionaire next door would be has been circulating in the exclusive enclave.
Curbed further reported on renovations that could include changes to the exterior of the property as well as the roofs and driveways, as well as the installation of a geothermal system. Pergolas will be restored, a terrace will be expanded, a limestone-and-glass garden room will be added and a carriage house will be restored as a groundskeeper’s residence, according to UrbanTurf.
The Post said the property “spans two historic mansions which housed the Textile Museum for nearly 90 years until it moved to George Washington University’s campus in 2013.”
Bezos acquired the Post in 2013 for $250 million and has said he had no plans to lead the Post day-to-day.
“I am happily living in ‘the other Washington’ where I have a day job that I love,” Bezos told Forbes at the time.
A link on the Zillow-owned real estate website Trulia shows more images of the inside and outside of the property at 2320-2330 S. Street in Washington and calls it a 10-bedroom, 14-bath single-family home.