Wilbur Ross Buying in Massachusetts Heights
Another wealthy nominee in President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet is about to move into a piece of luxury real estate in the DC market. As the new team of leaders begins to take shape, local real estate agents are lining up some of the most lavish homes in the District, and marketing them to fill the needs of upscale buyers.
The latest appears to be Trump Commerce Secretary nominee Wilbur Ross. According to several published reports Ross is currently under contract on a 10,000 square foot home in Massachusetts Heights. The exclusive neighborhood is known for its spacious homes and private properties, with the home Ross is purchasing ironically across the street from the man who currently holds the same post under the Obama administration.
The mansion, located along Woodland Drive, sold for $12 million, containing seven-bedrooms, a 12-person theater, staff quarters, a catering kitchen and a library. On the market for about a year, the Beaux Arts mansion includes an acre of manicured grounds, with terraces overlooking nearby Rock Creek Park. Though it may be small in size, the neighborhood is filled with grand homes and graciously landscaped properties, with plenty of privacy and an abundance of appeal.
While its expected that Ross is the first Trump nominee to actually purchase new property in Washington, he joins a number of other new nominees and administration officials currently house-hunting in the DC area, many of which are also in search of large, exclusive properties with plenty of space for living and entertaining. Like the one that Ross just purchased, several of the homes also top the $10 million range.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence has already moved into a rental just a few miles away from the White House. In addition, Trump’s oldest daughter, Ivanka, and her husband are reportedly also looking for a new home in DC, in anticipation of making a move to the nation’s capital in the near future.