In Washington, District of Columbia, a magnificent mansion that dates back to the Gilded Age has been placed up for sale for a price of approximately $30 mιllιon.
The home is currently owned by former US diplomat John R. Phillips, who worked as an ambassador for San Marino and Italy. The historic property is being offered for $29.95 million by the former counselor on communications for the Obama administration and his wife, Linda Douglass.
Former President Barack Obama, who frequently visited the Phillipses, and current President Joe Biden, who served as vice president, have also walked the corridors of the Blaine Mansion.
The house has been invaded by so many Secret Service-flanked individuals that the former diplomat erected hardline phone wires in the garage just in case.
Despite being a condominium currently, the house is the last Gilded Age mansion from Dupont Circle still standing.
The four-bedroom penthouse, which occupies the top two floors of the 23,600-square-foot property, is currently roughly 7,000 square feet in size, with the lower floors acting as offices. The residence also includes access to an outdoor kitchen and a private 60-foot rooftop pool, according to Realtor Daniel Heider.
The building’s private elevator, six magnificent fireplaces, a skylight, and the original cobblestone driveway offer a glimpse into James G. Blaine’s world and the extravagant lives of Washington’s high society in the 19th century, when DuPont Circle served as the exclusive gathering place for all of the city’s power players.
The ’embassy-sized’ living and dining rooms are also included, which are accessible through French doors and offer a classy appearance. According to the advertisement, it can hold up to 150 guests for a party or 40 people for supper.
The kitchen is outfitted with Miele, Sub-Zero, and Wolf equipment in addition to having a wood-burning fireplace, a built-in booth, and marble countertops.
There is a private terrace area with covered and uncovered sections right outside the kitchen.
The master bedroom features vaulted ceilings, in addition to an individual bathroom and dressing room for the occupant.
There is also a private office, a fitness center, and a sauna that is incorporated right into the house. The secondary bedrooms are also very vast.
Due to the fact that the couple wants to move into a smaller home, they have decided to put their wonderful property up for sale. They aim to increase the amount of time that they spend in their home in Maryland.