Real Estate

Here Are Some DC Houses That Might Soon Be Available If Things Go the Way We Think They’re Going With a Certain Election

We know of a few people who may need a fresh start in 2021.

Photo by Jeff Manes/iStock.

If you’re house-hunting in Washington right now, we don’t need to tell you that inventory is an absolute nightmare. The supply of homes for sale is down nearly 30 percent compared to this time last year. But you may be in luck! Here are a few very nice places that may soon come available.

Where: Massachusetts Avenue Heights
Owners: Kellyanne and George Conway
What they paid in 2017: $7,785,000
It sure seems like the former White House aide and her husband could benefit from a change of scenery.

Where: Dupont Circle
Owner: Bill Stepien
What he paid in 2017: $456,000
Donald Trump’s campaign manager (and former White House political director) owns a two-bedroom condo in this Dupont building. Perhaps he’ll try to make a go of it on K Street, but it could be yours if he decamps for New Jersey, where he used to be a top Chris Christie aide.

Photographs Courtesy of Bright MLS.

Where: Massachusetts Avenue Heights
Owner: Wilbur Ross
What he paid in 2016: $10,750,000
Before he was even confirmed as Commerce Secretary, Ross closed on the Beaux Arts–style estate that used to belong to philanthropist Adrienne Arsht. He could just hang onto it, since he’s worth hundreds of billions of dollars.

Where: Massachusetts Avenue Heights
Owner: Steven Mnuchin
What he paid in 2017: $12,585,000
The Treasury Secretary and his wife Louise Linton live in the most expensive house purchased by a Trump appointee. For now.

Where: Kalorama
Renters: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner
What they pay: They reportedly rent for $15,000 a month. (The house last sold in December 2016 for $5,500,000.)
Javanka’s landlord is a Chilean billionaire who bought the house shortly after Trump was elected. Unclear if he’ll raise the rent on the next tenant.

Where: Kalorama
Owner: Rex Tillerson
What he paid in 2017: $5,500,000
Tillerson hasn’t been Secretary of State since 2018, but property records show he still owns the 1927 mansion a few blocks away from Javanka. If you’re reading, Rex, DC is a red-hot seller’s market. No time like the present to move on!

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Senior Editor

Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a staff writer, and became a senior editor in 2014. She oversees the magazine’s real estate and home design coverage, and writes long-form feature stories. She was a 2020 Livingston Award finalist for her two-part investigation into a possible wrongful conviction stemming from a murder in rural Virginia. Kashino lives in Northeast DC.