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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' $23 million Washington, DC mansion will have two elevators, a ballroom and a whiskey cellar
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Miloch
2018-04-24 01:31:38 UTC
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*Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' floor plans for the Washington D.C. estate he purchased
in 2016 show the intricacies of the 27,000-square-foot property, as originally
published by The Washingtonian.

•A ballroom, five staircases, two elevators, a walk-in wine room and a whiskey
cellar are just some of the mansion's amenities.

•The estate is comprised of two historic structures built in the 1900s, one of
which will serve as the Bezos' living quarters and the other as an entertainment
space.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has some pretty grand ideas in store for his Washington
D.C. mansion, if these floor plans are any indication.

The floor plans, requested from the Washington, DC zoning office and published
by The Washingtonian, show that the mansion will consist of two historic homes
in the capitol's high-end Kalorama neighborhood.

First, the Pope house, so named because it was built by John Russell Pope, the
architect of the Jefferson Memorial, and second, the Wood house. The estate sits
in close proximity to the Obama family's $5.3 million home, and Ivanka Trump
and Jared Kushner live down the street.

According to The Washingtonian, the four-story Pope house will be the Bezos
family's living quarters, with the Wood house reserved as the CEO's socializing
and entertainment hub in the capitol city. The two structures are connected by a
walkway.

A ballroom, a whiskey cellar, a walk-in wine room, five staircases, two
elevators, multiple bathrooms (there are 10 in the Pope house alone) and a
solarium (also known as a sun room), are just some of the extravagant features
of this Bezos estate.

Bezos paid $23 million for the premises in 2016, and reportedly spent $12
million into renovation on the 27,000-square-foot property last year, for a
grand total of $35 million on the project thus far. One of the two buildings is
the former home of Kalorama's Textile Museum.

This is the fifth home estate Bezos has purchased. The Amazon CEO also owns
property in Washington state, Texas, California and Manhattan.

As of January of this year, Amazon had its search for the site of its HQ2, or
its next headquarters, narrowed down to 20 cities, one of which is Washington,
DC. With this much investment, and this much thought, put into his new estate
there, the city is a promising candidate.




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super70s
2018-04-24 15:22:51 UTC
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Post by Miloch
http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-ceo-jeff-bezos-23-million-washington-
dc-mansion-2018-4?google_editors_picks=true
*Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' floor plans for the Washington D.C. estate he
purchased in 2016 show the intricacies of the 27,000-square-foot property,
as originally published by The Washingtonian.
- A ballroom, five staircases, two elevators, a walk-in wine room and a
whiskey cellar are just some of the mansion's amenities.
- The estate is comprised of two historic structures built in the 1900s, one
of which will serve as the Bezos' living quarters and the other as an
entertainment space.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has some pretty grand ideas in store for his
Washington D.C. mansion, if these floor plans are any indication.
The floor plans, requested from the Washington, DC zoning office and
published by The Washingtonian, show that the mansion will consist of two
historic homes in the capitol's high-end Kalorama neighborhood.
First, the Pope house, so named because it was built by John Russell Pope,
the architect of the Jefferson Memorial, and second, the Wood house. The
estate sits in close proximity to the Obama family's $5.3 million home, and
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner live down the street.
According to The Washingtonian, the four-story Pope house will be the Bezos
family's living quarters, with the Wood house reserved as the CEO's
socializing and entertainment hub in the capitol city. The two structures are
connected by a walkway.
A ballroom, a whiskey cellar, a walk-in wine room, five staircases, two
elevators, multiple bathrooms (there are 10 in the Pope house alone) and a
solarium (also known as a sun room), are just some of the extravagant
features of this Bezos estate.
Bezos paid $23 million for the premises in 2016, and reportedly spent $12
million into renovation on the 27,000-square-foot property last year, for a
grand total of $35 million on the project thus far. One of the two buildings
is the former home of Kalorama's Textile Museum.
This is the fifth home estate Bezos has purchased. The Amazon CEO also owns
property in Washington state, Texas, California and Manhattan.
As of January of this year, Amazon had its search for the site of its HQ2, or
its next headquarters, narrowed down to 20 cities, one of which is
Washington, DC. With this much investment, and this much thought, put into his
new estate there, the city is a promising candidate.
I didn't think Bezos was prone to extravagance, I remember seeing a
feature on him when he was worth only, maybe $1 billion at the time and
he was driving around in an old Honda Accord because according him it
was a "perfectly good car."

Also I'm wondering what the hell he finds so appealing about living in
D.C.

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