Prepare to meet your new first daughter-to-be, Washington, DC! Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, have reportedly picked up a six-bedroom, seven-bath house in the upscale neighborhood of Kalorama.
Located at 2449 Tracy Place Northwest, the power couple’s new home is less than two blocks from outgoing President Barack Obama‘s new home. Can’t you just picture this offshoot of the new first family bumping into the former one while they’re walking their dogs Sunny and Bo? Cute or awkward? Hard to say. (We go with awkward.)
Currently, a few key questions remain unanswered. Are Trump and Kushner renting, or did they buy? The local multiple listing service shows that the home was last sold in late December for $5,512,260 to an undisclosed owner. That mystery buyer could be Trump and Kushner, or it could be someone else who’s renting them the place (the broker behind this deal, Washington Fine Properties co-owner William F.X. Moody, could not be reached in time for comment).
Still, the real question we’re all wondering is: What are their new digs like?
Since a picture (or photo) speaks a thousand words—and we here at realtor.com® have access to tons of real estate pics not available to the public—we figured we’d take you on a virtual tour of Trump and Kushner’s new home and let you decide for yourself.
The home’s exteriorHel-lo, house! It just comes right up and greets you at the curb, which some experts worry could turn into a security nightmare, and potentially cramp whatever sense of privacy Trump may have been hoping to have in her new home.
“This is a highly desired area in DC and is somewhat dense as you can see from the proximity to the street,” points out Bruce Ailion, a Realtor® at Re/Max Town and Country in Atlanta. “Even as a non-high-profile person, as a luxury buyer I would demand more privacy and be willing to pay for that.”
Yet Russell Firestone, senior vice president of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, points out that the home has more privacy than may appear at first glance.
“Do you see that large staircase in the front?” he says. “You have to walk up to the second floor to see anything.” In other words, they’ve got some protection from street-level looky-loos.
Kalorama is a historic district, so renovations on the home’s exterior are largely limited. Yet inside, the home has undergone massive updates and modernization.
Inside Ivanka Trump’s new homeWhile this living room may not look all that daring in terms of decor, the modern furniture and abstract art are actually way out there for the conservative environs of Kalorama.
“Kalorama interiors tend to be a little more conservative. There aren’t a lot of modern interiors in this area,” says Firestone. “That makes this home’s decor very unique.”
The modern minimalist style continues into the surprisingly low-key kitchen. Perhaps The Donald‘s first daughter is more accustomed to takeout than cooking meals.
Dinner parties (regardless of who cooks) will be a breeze in this formal dining room, especially with yet another fireplace at one end.
Another fireplace, views of nature, and cool tones create a calm ambience for a good night’s sleep in the master bedroom.
What about the kids?Let’s not forget that Trump and Kushner have three kids: Arabella Rose, 5, Joseph Frederick, 3, and 9-month-old Theodore James. And who knows if more are on the way? Clearly those six bedrooms could come in handy.
And apparently they’re part of a trend in neighborhood demographics.
“Kalorama used to house many diplomats, but it’s becoming more family-friendly,” says Firestone
How their new home stacks up to the oldBefore their move to DC, Trump and Kushner were living in a four-bedroom condo in Manhattan, so their new six-bedroom home—at 6,870square feet—must feel quite spacious.
Plus, it’s abundantly clear that this new home reflects this New York couple’s modern aesthetic rather than the formal conventions of Kalorama. And perhaps that’s a good thing for the neighborhood, which seems overdue for a fresh influx of home decor ideas; think of it as New York meets DC with a family-friendly twist.