Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos buys largest home in DC for $23M

He paid cash and a million over ask for the 27,000-square-foot property

Jan.January 15, 2017 12:30 PM
Jeff Bezos (via Wiki Commons) and his new pair of mansions in Kalorama

Jeff Bezos (via Wiki Commons) and his new pair of mansions in Kalorama

The largest private residence in Washington, D.C., weighing in at 27,000 square feet, has sold to Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeffrey Bezos.

Just down the road from the Obamas’ 1920s mansion rental, and Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s new digs in Kalorama, Bezos paid $23 million in cash for a pair of mansions. That’s a million over its list price, according to the Washington Post.

The property is the former Textile Museum. Bezos will convert it into a single-family mansion, a person with knowledge of the sale told the Post.

Bezos, his wife, MacKenzie, and their four children live in the Seattle area. He had previously said that he did not intend to move to Washington — following his purchase of the Post. [WP]Christopher Cameron

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