Jeff Bezos May Convert 27,000-Sqft Property For Family Use
How large should a single-family home be, 2,000 square foot (sqft) or 3,500 sqft? Not if you are among the world's wealthiest! One of the world's richest man (currently number two with an estimated fortune of $70 billion), Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the owner of a 27,000 sqft home in Washington's Kalorama district. This property has been a textile museum but Bezos intends to convert it for self-use.
Here are things you would love to know about Bezos' property:
- Former US president Barack Obama and his family, current US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, US Presidential Adviser Jared Kushner are among the people who would be Bezos' neighbours.
- Bezos is said to have paid $23 million in cash which is reportedly a million more than the list price.
- Built in 1914, the property has two historic mansions and housed the textile museum for nearly 90 years until it moved to the George Washington University's campus in 2013.
- This particular house has 10 bedrooms and 16 bathrooms, besides being four stories high with 11 fireplaces.
- The property is on the National Register of Historic Places. Architect John Russell Pope, the man behind the National Gallery of Art and the Jefferson Memorial, is the man behind Bezos' new home, too.
Need to know
The annual property tax that Bezos pays for his house in Medina is $233,475.
In 2007, Bezos shelled out $24.5 million for a nearly 12,000-sqft sprawling Beverly Hills estate located close to actor Tom Cruise's swanky compound. The property was valued at an estimated $27 million and had almost everything you had ever wanted ─ a greenhouse, a tennis court, a swimming pool and a luxury guesthouse.