Real Estate Listings: Splendid Homes of Former Ambassadors and Cabinet Secretaries

One great facet of D.C. real estate is that the houses are often grand and downright awe-inspiring. A recent listing and one contingent sale hold up to the grandeur: one, a Georgetown condo and former home to previous U.S. Secretary of Education (2017-2021) Betsy DeVos and the other a former home to Swedish Ambassadors to the United States.

Starting closer to home, DeVos’s condo in The Washington Harbour Building shows off her wealth (in case you don’t know, DeVos’s father founded Prince Corporation, an automotive parts group, and her husband is the son of Amway’s co-founder Richard DeVos).

Betsy DeVos’s former home at Washington Harbour.

The $4.1 million dollar home boasts 180-degree views of the Potomac River, has 4,200 square-feet of interior living space and is perfect for entertaining. The building offers an outdoor pool, exercise room, concierge service and garage parking for two cars (as well as an electric vehicle charging station). The two bedroom, 4.5 bath home can be viewed here.

Betsy DeVos’s former home at Washington Harbour.

The former residence to Swedish Ambassadors at 3900 Nebraska Ave. NW is currently listed for $19.5 million. The estate includes seven bedrooms, six bathrooms and 3.5 half baths. The 11,212-square-foot home sits on almost seven acres of gardens and wooded areas. The circular driveway is perfect for hosting large gatherings and is close to Reagan National Airport for quick ins-and-outs.

3900 Nebraska Ave. NW, residence of former Swedish ambassadors to the United States.

The Mediterranean-style home built in 1925 has a commercial-grade kitchen and a separate wing for support staff. There’s also a formal library, ballroom and paved terraces perfect for living out “Sound of Music”-like dreams.

More on the property on Nebraska Ave. can be found here



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