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Madeleine Albright’s Washington home hits the market

In the heart of Washington, DC, amid the enchanting beauty of the fall season, Madeleine Albright’s historic abode gracefully takes its place in the real estate market.

The ivy-covered Federal-style home, nestled in the Georgetown neighbourhood, stands as a testament to the late diplomat’s enduring connection to the vibrant city.

According to Architectural Digest, the home the former US secretary of state is on the market for $4 million.

Back in 1968, Albright and her then-husband, journalist Joe Albright, acquired the charming residence for a modest sum of about $100,000, which, when adjusted for inflation, equates to about $882,000 in today’s currency.

For decades, this 441sq m dwelling served as a hub of intellectual discourse.

Albright’s monthly dinner gatherings, starting in the 1980s, brought together foreign policy experts and politicians within these walls.

In her 2003 autobiography, Madame Secretary, Albright modestly described her home as comfortable, not extravagant, and her dinners as simple yet engaging affairs.

The interior of this historic gem bears witness to its rich past.

The formal dining room, with its wood built-ins, grants access to a spacious brick-paved backyard terrace.

Here, an inviting garden, a charming dining space, and an Old World-style stone fountain create an idyllic outdoor setting.

The adjacent formal living room boasts two wood-burning fireplaces, each adorned with its original mantel, complemented by light yellow wallpaper and pink carpeting.

This residence embodies a rare blend of historic significance and modern comforts.

Original wide-plank floors grace the interiors, and a second-level library beckons with built-in bookshelves and a cozy reading nook offering garden views.

A third-floor office provides a serene workspace, while a renovated white kitchen, adorned with marble counters and high-end stainless steel appliances, caters to modern culinary needs.

In Georgetown, this offering is a true rarity—an elegant historic home with spacious rooms, delightful historical details like exquisite floors, mouldings, and trim work, and the added bonus of a generous garden and an oversized two-car garage.

Michael Rankin of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, in collaboration with colleague Logan MacKethan, bring this distinguished property to the discerning market, where it awaits its next fortunate resident to carry forward its legacy in style.

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