A few months after his December 2005 promotion to chief Washington correspondent, he unloaded that place for $2,850,000. He and wife, Ali Wentworth, the Washington debutante turned comic actress, then paid $5.2 million for a five-bedroom, seven-bath house just around the corner on 31st Street.
Although no “for sale” signs are up yet, rumor has it that there’s already a flurry of interest in the century-old Georgian, which has six fireplaces, a “gourmet cook’s kitchen,” elevator, and three-car garage.
If his real-estate buying pattern holds, Stephanopoulos is on course to spend at least $10 million on a pad in New York. Julie Pham of the Corcoran Real Estate Group in Manhattan says that amount could get him a penthouse with at least 3,000 square feet in a premier building in Gramercy Park, his old stomping grounds. If he opts for the West Village, he could buy a townhouse with at least four bedrooms.
No matter which neighborhood Stephanopoulos ends up in, he’ll undoubtedly have a hard time finding another three-car garage.