The property totals 27,000 square feet, and Bezos reportedly intends to turn it into a single-family home, the largest in Washington, DC. The deal closed for $23 million on October 21, with the buyer named as Cherry Revocable Trust. It was most recently listed for $22 million. AdvertisementThe homes sit in the Kalorama section of DC, a popular destination for well-heeled Washington residents. The Obamas will move to a house in the neighborhood after the president leaves office on January 20, and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's newly purchased DC home sits just a stone's throw away.
The Post notes that Bezos and his family will likely use the space as a pied À terre, maintaining his primary residence in Washington state. Renovation plans are currently under review by the neighborhood historical commission.
The property includes two historic mansions that were sold together in 2015 for $19 million, and then again in 2016 for $23 million, reportedly to Bezos.
The homes were most recently listed together for $22 million.
They were used as part of a textile museum until 2013, when the museum moved to George Washington University's campus in Foggy Bottom.
Renovation plans — which would change the buildings from a museum to a single-family home — are currently under review by the neighborhood historical commission.
The buildings are historic, were built by renowned architects in the early 20th century, and appear on the National Register of Historic Places.
The gardens outside the home were also included in the sale.