The man responsible for America’s housing needs recently sold a home of his own. Brain surgeon and one-time presidential candidate Ben Carson, who became secretary of housing and urban development, rented a house in Vienna in March for 1.35 million.
Carson has not owned the property for a long time – he bought it in January 2017 for 22 1.22 million, a month after he was nominated for the HUD post by President Donald Trump; With the election cycle this fall, Realtor.com speculates that the move could be a precedent. Despite the Covid-1, HUD put the mini-estate on the market a month before the head was sold, sales soared. Marketing materials show the property across about 1.4 acres, and the home’s open-plan floor plan includes about 6,400 square feet of deluxe with five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, if there’s a living space that lends itself nicely to a broom overhaul.
The decor of the two-story brick colonization is a decade or so later, in the living rooms and hallways on the light-skinned oak floors, unlike any other modern spacious structure. Multi-colored slate floors in the kitchen and square travertine tiles in the bathroom return to the design styles that became hugely popular after the 2006 housing crash. Other residential features include a wet bar in the family room, a light-filled study and a gourmet kitchen, while a 1,200-square-foot deck enjoys views of the wood at the back of the house and curiously listed photos show the wide wall – from a two-wall-carpeted finish to a basement. The ball is hanging. Upstairs, the master suite is enjoying enough walk-in closets to classify it as a New York City studio apartment.
Despite the sale, Carson and wife Candy, no less than a place to call home, still have a pond near Aparco Mo. near Baltimore. Md. Presiding over its 35 acres of vast land, they bought it in 2001 for 1.5 million. The couple was also active in the Florida property market – in 2001 they raised about 4 44 million for a pond in Palm Beach Garden, before selling a nearby home on West Palm Beach for 9 20,920,000.
Carson was represented by Julie Brody Angle and Valkers, and buyers were represented by Victoria Baker of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.