Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought a $23 million mansion in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, D.C., and plans millions more in renovations.We all know housing in Washington, D.C., is expensive, but the new $23 million mansion Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought tops the charts! This former Textile Museum is 27,000 square feet and located in the popular and elite Kalorama neighborhood. Bezos will live in the swanky neighborhood near the Obama family, as well as Ivanka and Jared. Bezos plans to turn the former museum into a single-family home, which will make it the largest one in Washington, D.C. His new mega-home actually consists of two separate buildings, the Pope House and the Wood House, which are connected by a walkway. The two buildings have historical value, both being built by renowned 20th-century architects and being listed on the National Register of Historic Places. One of the houses was built in 1912 by Jefferson Memorial architect John Russell Pope. [caption id="attachment_9017" align="aligncenter" width="657"] Courtesy of Redfin[/caption]
Now one of these buildings will reportedly serve as the residence for Bezos and his wife, while the second will be renovated into an elaborate party house. The party house will feature a beautiful marble staircase, a ballroom, a 36-foot-long gallery, a garden room, and lots of bathrooms! We'll be waiting for our invitation to his parties in the mail. Once Bezos completes the estimated $12 million in renovations, together the houses will have 11 bedrooms, 25 bathrooms, five living rooms, two workout rooms, and two elevators. Clearly, Bezos knows that the worst part about any party is waiting in the long lines for the bathroom! [caption id="attachment_9018" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Courtesy of Redfin[/caption] Now that Bezos is about to settle down in his $23 million mansion here in the District, people are wondering if it is a sign his second headquarters will be in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C., has already made the list for the top 20 areas currently under consideration for the headquarters, and Bezos was spending a lot of time in the District even before he bought a giant mansion here. A study of Amazon job postings points towards either Boston, MA, or Washington, D.C., being the home of the headquarters. Only time will tell, but it would make a lot of sense for Bezos to buy a home close to the new Amazon location. What do you think? Is a 25-bathroom mansion a bit much? Do you want the Amazon second headquarters here? Tell us in the comments below!