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Jeff Bezos Washington House: Amazon Founder Is Anonymous Buyer of Textile Museum

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By    |   Friday, 13 Jan 2017 08:57 AM

Jeff Bezos' future Washington house will be the 27,000-square-foot former Textile Museum that he intends to convert into a single-family dwelling.

The home, the largest residence in the nation's capital, was sold under the name Cherry Revocable Trust on Oct. 21 for $23 million, a million more than its listing price, according to The Washington Post, which is also owned by the Amazon founder.

The Post broke the news about Bezos' connection, citing "a person with knowledge of the sale."

The property at 2320-2330 S St. NW includes two historic mansions that housed the Textile Museum for nearly 90 years until it moved to George Washington University in 2013, the newspaper noted. The mansions were sold together in May 2015 for $19 million, which at that time was the largest residential sale in D.C. that year. The property was placed on the market again in 2016 at $22 million.

"The two historic brick buildings on S Street in the posh neighborhood of Kalorama would put Bezos a few minutes' walk from Ivanka Trump and her husband, senior Trump adviser Jared Kushner, who recently bought a new home on Tracy Place," MarketWatch writer Beckie Strum reported.

"Bezos is also a few blocks from a house that the Obama family will occupy until their youngest daughter, Sasha, is finished with high school. She is currently a sophomore at Sidwell Friends," Strum continued.

MarketWatch reported that the combined buildings boast a total of 10 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, and 11 fireplaces, but the home will still need extensive renovations to convert it into a residential space. The Post stated that both mansions are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Bezos still has his main residence in Seattle, where Amazon is located, according to the New York Post. He also owns a Manhattan Upper West Side home at 25 Central Park West.

Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, purchased The Washington Post in 2013 for $250 million, according to Biography.com.

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