Trump’s ex-Secretary of State snags contract for DC townhouse

Rex Tillerson asked $6.5M in ritzy Kalorama neighborhood

Rex Tillerson, Trump Secretary of State, Trades DC Home
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump and 1832 24th Street Northwest (Getty, Compass)

Rex Tillerson didn’t last long as Donald Trump’s Secretary of State. But even his cabinet tenure may prove to be lengthier than the amount of time his Washington, D.C. townhouse will spend on the market.

Tillerson listed his townhouse in the capital’s ritzy Kalorama neighborhood for $6.5 million, according to Robb Report. The listing came nearly seven years after the former Exxon chief executive officer snatched up the property at 1832 24th Street Northwest for $5.5 million.

While Tillerson and his wife have owned the townhouse for seven years, it barely took seven days for the couple to receive an acceptable offer on the pad. The home went under contract 11 days after being put up for sale, according to its listing.

The purchase price — if the Tillersons get what they want — would break down to roughly $1,140 per square foot.

The 1920s townhouse has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and three powder rooms across 5,700 square feet and four floors. 

The ground floor includes a laundry room, an office and a lounge that opens out to a courtyard-style garden in the rear. The home also has a terrace with a built-in barbecue and detached two-car garage.

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Compass’ Mark McFadden and Hunter McFadden share the listing. Mark McFadden did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Real Deal.

The neighborhood has been home to a who’s who of power players in politics and beyond, including Chris Wallace, Jeff Bezos and the Obamas.

Tillerson’s townhouse may have arrived around the time of his appointment, but far outlasted his time with the Trump administration. After being sworn in as Secretary of State on Feb. 1, 2017, the relationship between the two business titans quickly collapsed, including an incident reported by NBC in which Tillerson called his boss a “moron.”

Tillerson was axed in March 2018, and claimed at the time he learned of his dismissal from a tweet posted by Trump.

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