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You’ve Missed Your Chance to Buy Sebastian Gorka’s House

It *really* didn't look like what we expected
Photograph by Andrew Beaujon.

When I imagine former Trump administration official Sebastian Gorka’s house, I picture a Gothic structure ringed by earthwork defenses and, I dunno, cannons and gargoyles and hawks screaming from towering aeries. Turns out his now-former residence was a delightful four-bedroom Sears bungalow with a welcoming porch and a bright and airy kitchen. Gorka’s McLean place spent just a few days on the market before selling for $925,000 in May, but you can still take a virtual tour: Note the memorabilia cases, the artwork, the groaning shelves of books. The garage that offers easy parking. Where does one even put an iron throne in a house this lovely?

When Washingtonian contacted Gorka last month to ask whether he planned to stay in this area, he replied by email: “Why are you being so creepy?” Well, we have good news for all you local Gorka fans: He’s staying! Not only has his wife, Katharine Gorka, been named the new press secretary for Customs and Border Protection, property records indicate their new $1.8 million house is in the same area, close to both the Central Intelligence Agency—watch out, Deep State!—and the delightful Clemyjontri Park, a paradise for Fairfax youngsters. It has five bedrooms, a terrific patio, and a dining room with a huge skylight. There’s arguably no better perch in the region to keep watch over the Kraken!

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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously with the Poynter Institute, TBD.com, and Washington City Paper. His book A Bigger Field Awaits Us: The Scottish Soccer Team That Fought the Great War was published in 2018. He lives in Del Ray.