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    HUD Secretary Ben Carson Sells Virginia Home for $1.35M

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    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson sold his Virginia home for $1.35 million in late March.

    Carson purchased the Vienna, VA, home back in January 2017 for $1.22 million, just a month after being nominated for the HUD post by President Donald Trump.

    With an election cycle this fall, Carson opted to put on the market his home close to the nation’s capital. It went up for sale in late February for $1.3 million, and closed just a month later, at a price slightly above asking.

    The two-story brick Colonial is located on 1.4 acres and features an open floor plan. Inside, you’ll find five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and 6,380 square feet of living space.

    Listing photos show a vacated, move-in ready residence with neutral walls, as well as a mix of hardwood and tile flooring.

    The family living area features a fireplace, wet bar, and Palladian windows. A private study in the home provides an abundance of space and light. The gourmet kitchen has what the listing describes as an “octagonal” breakfast area that coaxes in plenty of natural light.

    The 1,200-square-foot back deck offers plenty of space for entertaining, plus scenic views overlooking the woods.

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    The master suite, on the upper level, has a massive walk-in closet and fireplace. Its bathroom offers a soaking tub, plus his-and-hers sinks. The upper level also has three huge bedrooms with elegantly equipped bathrooms.

    On the lower level, a large open area, which now has a disco ball for parties, could also be turned into a playroom, crafts room, or man cave.

    Vienna provides easy access to the District of Columbia, as well as to shops, restaurants, and entertainment in nearby Tyson’s Corner.

    Carson and his wife, Lacena (“Candy”), maintain a mansion near Baltimore, in Upperco, MD, on 35 acres, which they purchased in 2001 for $1.5 million. They also have a home in Florida.

    In 2016, they shelled out $4.4 million for a mansion in Palm Beach Gardens. They had previously owned a nearby home in West Palm Beach, which they sold in May 2017 for $920,000.

    Carson was represented by Julie Brodie with Engel & Völkers. The buyer was represented by Victoria Baker with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

    The post HUD Secretary Ben Carson Sells Virginia Home for $1.35M appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®.

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