American political icons are often men of conflicting and controversial figures, and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is one of the most complex.
Now, you can step into his shoes—albeit it without all that fate-of-the-world stuff hanging in your hands—because his former home Georgetown’s East Village just hit the market for $5.5 million. Michael Brennan Jr. of Compass Realty represents the listing.
Built in 1810, the 5-bedroom, 7-bathroom brick-face home at 3026 P St. NW is steeped in history. Five finished levels maintain much of the classic home’s traditional charms. Crown moldings, hardwood floors and nine fireplaces are sure to impress, merging seamlessly into the modern decor and all-white interior.
The grand foyer makes a strong first impression, leading to the formal living and dining spaces, decked out with beautiful silver chandeliers. A gourmet kitchen boasts marble countertops and stainless steel appliances, including a six-burner gas range, dual dishwasher and wine cooler.
When the weather is warm, a private rear patio can be accessed from the downstairs family room. The home is surrounded by trees and lush greenery, offering a bit of escape from the D.C. grind. The garden even features a fountain.
The primary suite can be found upstairs and features two en-suite bathrooms as well as a large dressing room with island storage. All of the home’s bedrooms offer ample natural light, fireplaces and space-style bathrooms. The home also features two half-baths, adding to the five full baths, one for each room.
Take the home’s elevator down to the recreation room on the lower level floor to find space for storage or entertainment. There’s room for two cars in the off-street garage, too.
Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973, but he’s also been called a war criminal. A Jewish refugee of Nazi Germany, the historic man helped end the war in Vietnam, opened U.S. relations with China and negotiated the Paris Peace Accords, among so many other things.
At 98 years old, Kissinger is the oldest living former U.S. Cabinet member and the last surviving member of President Nixon's Cabinet.
See more pictures below, and learn more about the gorgeous and historical home via the official listing.