U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California burst onto the national scene last year when she announced her run for the presidency. That didn’t pan out, but it did help the Democrat earn a spot at Joe Biden‘s side as the presumptive nominee for vice president. Who knows where she’ll go from there?
In honor of the first Black and South Asian woman to be on a major party’s presidential ticket, we decided to take a dive into—what else?—her real estate holdings.
Kamala Harris owns a home in a tony Los Angeles neighborhood
The California senator owns a home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles and apartments in San Francisco and Washington, DC.
Her husband, entertainment lawyer Doug Emhoff, purchased the couple’s primary residence, in Los Angeles, for $2.7 million in 2012, according to the Wall Street Journal. He married Harris two years later.
The four-bedroom, five-bathroom home, built in 1948, encompasses about 3,500 square feet, according to realtor.com. It’s set on a third of an acre and has a pool. The property is now worth an estimated $4,545,700, according to realtor.com.
The home is owned by a trust with both Harris and Emhoff’s initials.
The couple’s home was evacuated last year when the Getty fire moved dangerously close to the neighborhood. Their home was spared from the wildfire.
Harris has a luxury condo in Washington, DC
Harris also owns a two-bedroom condo in the high-end Westlight complex in the West End of Washington, DC, according to the Journal, which reported that she paid roughly $1,775,000 for her 1,700-square-foot unit.
Homes in the 71-unit condo and apartment complex feature noise-reducing, floor-to-ceiling windows and bathrooms with teak floors. The complex itself offers a 24-hour front desk concierge, a dog washing station, and a heated rooftop pool and sundeck with panoramic views.
“It’s gorgeous,” says Washington, DC–based real estate agent Courtney Abrams, of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, who sold another unit in the complex earlier this year. “It’s a full-service, complete luxury building. … It’s conveniently located near several metro stops, some of Washington’s best restaurants, near the Kennedy Center.”
Harris also has a modest San Francisco condo
The California senator also owns a more modest, loft-style condo in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood. She bought the nearly 1,000-square-foot unit for $489,000 in 2004, the year she became the city’s district attorney, according to the Journal.
While nearly a half-million dollars may sound like a lot, San Francisco is one of the most expensive real estate markets in the nation, where a starter home can start at $1 million in some areas.
“It’s inexpensive, functional, and cool,” San Francisco real estate agent Nina Hatvany, of Compass, told the Journal.
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