Karl Rove, the longtime George W. Bush advisor who now is a political analyst and writer, has placed his five-bedroom, Federal-style house in the Kent area of Washington, D.C. on the market for $1,585,000.
Rove, 58, is spending less and less time lately in Washington, which is a city where a lot of Bush-era staff are clamoring to find other jobs (and in some cases, get their houses sold as well). Rove now is reported to be living at his places in Texas and Florida.
The Washington Post's Reliable Source *appears* to have been the first to write about Rove's listing, late at night on the evening of July 23.
Built in 1968, the 4,529-square-foot house that Rove is selling has four and a half baths, a main-floor family room, a living room with built-ins, a library, a kitchen with brand-new appliances and a separate breakfast room, three fireplaces, and a formal dining room, according to public records and listing information. Outdoor features on the 0.18-acre property include a private rear patio, according to public records and listing information. (We would love to know how listing information can call a 0.18-acre parcel "expansive.")
Rove purchased the house for $799,000 in 2001, according to public records.
Check out an online listing sheet for the house -- complete with photos -- here.
Karl's 2,578-square-foot, beachfront house on Florida's Panhandle is located on Dill Lane in Rosemary Beach, Florida, which is an unincorporated development in Walton County between Destin and Panama City. He purchased a $165,000 vacant lot in the community in 2002, then built a beach house on it, with the work being done by 2004. Check out this 2008 article from rawstory.com for more on the house. Rove also continues to own two small cottages in Ingram, Texas -- these are a story in and of themselves, given past investigations into whether Rove actually has lived in the cottages (it appears not).