Tuesday, May 1, 2018

"How does the world’s richest man renovate? Floor plans reveal Jeff Bezos’ big ideas for $23M D.C. mansion"

From Geekwire:
If Jeff Bezos is going to be a Washingtonian in the D.C. sense of the word, apparently he’s going to have to contend with the Washingtonian, a magazine serving the nation’s capital.
 The former Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., scooped up by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. (Trulia.com Photo)
On Thursday, the monthly mag served up a look at the floor plans for the Amazon founder’s giant mansion, which he purchased in an exclusive neighborhood of the other Washington back in October — for $23 million.

Washingtonian reported that it filed a public-records request with the city’s zoning office to get copies of the blueprints for a $12 million renovation and expansion that Bezos is having done on the historic property.

The former Textile Museum is a 27,000-square-foot fixer upper in D.C.’s Kalorama neighborhood — home to the Obamas and Ivanka Trump. Two homes, called the Pope and the Wood, dating back to the early 1900s, comprise the property which is connected by a walkway.

Bezos, the world’s richest person, bought the Washington Post in 2013 for $250 million and the D.C.-Virginia-Maryland area is among the final 20 contenders for Amazon’s second headquarters.
Among the highlights of the floor plans — which you’ll have to peep at over at Washingtonian — are a whiskey cellar and walk-in wine room, 25 bathrooms, 11 bedrooms, three kitchens, two libraries/studies, two workout rooms, two elevators and a huge ballroom....MORE