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Senator Claire McCaskill Buys CityCenterDC’s Priciest Condominium

McCaskill reportedly paid $2.7 million for the fancy new spread.

CityCenterDC has been selling its 216 condominiums as discreetly as possible, but people who move into downtown Washington’s newest block of super-high-end residences will have at least one powerful part-time neighbor in Senator Claire McCaskill.

The Missouri Democrat bought the development’s priciest unit yet for $2.7 million in early February, Washington Business Journal reports. Most of the condos there have gone for between $417,000 and $1.7 million, but they have been going quickly since the building’s December opening. Hines, the developer behind the massive mixed-use complex, told Washingtonian last month that 70 percent of its condominiums were already bought or under contract.

The condos at CityCenterDC come with features like Miele appliances in the kitchen and adjustable wardrobe systems in the bedrooms. The building includes amenities such as a party room with private wine storage and a fitness center with private spa services.

McCaskill also recently unloaded her previous Washington apartment, a two-bedroom unit in a Massachusetts Ave., NW, building she purchased shortly after she was sworn in to her first term in 2007. Her old place sold for about $750,000 and nearly $123,000 above its assessed value, according to DC property records.

But don’t get any sympathetic sticker shock for the senator. After all, most members of Congress are millionaires, and McCaskill is well above average, with an estimated net worth between $15.1 million and $26.8 million. McCaskill’s husband, Joseph Shepard, is a St. Louis developer whose companies received nearly $40 million in federal housing subsidies between 2007 and 2011.

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Benjamin Freed joined Washingtonian in August 2013 and covers politics, business, and media. He was previously the editor of DCist and has also written for Washington City Paper, the New York Times, the New Republic, Slate, and BuzzFeed. He lives in Adams Morgan.