Jeff Bezos Is the New Owner of the Biggest House in Washington
The property, which is located in the D.C. neighborhood of Kalorama, spans two historic mansions.
Amazon founder Jeffrey Bezos is the anonymous buyer of the former Textile Museum, which — when plans for its conversion into a single-family home are complete — will be the largest home in in Washington, D.C.
According to the Bezos-owned newspaper the Washington Post, the 27,000 square-foot property sold in October for $23 million in cash to a buyer who in public documents was known only as the Cherry Revocable Trust. The Post is now reporting that the individual behind the trust is Bezos.
The property, which is located at 2320-2330 S St. NW in Washington’s Kalorama neighborhood, spans two historic mansions. For 90 years those structures housed the Textile Museum, until it moved to George Washington University’s campus in 2013, several miles away.
The two mansions were sold in May 2015 for $19 million, and then put back on the market last year at $22 million. Both properties are on the National Register of Historic Places.
According to the Post, renovation plans for the home are currently under review by the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission.