Jeff Bezos only has the biggest and best and that’s the way it will stay. The Amazon founder and Washington Post owner recently put down $23 million in cash for the former Textile Museum in the ritzy Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, D.C., with aims to make the already record-setting home (it’s the largest home in Washington at 27,000 square feet) even more epic with a $12 million planned renovation.
Once the renovation is complete, Bezos’ new mega-mansion will actually comprise two properties, historic buildings called the Pope and the Wood, and will have a staggering litany of rooms, including 11 bedrooms, 25 bathrooms, five living rooms, five staircases, three kitchens, two libraries, two workout rooms, two elevators, and a huge ballroom.
The blueprints for the renovation of the house, first obtained by The Washingtonian, also show a new “garden room” that will be added to the Woodhouse.
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Other notable features of the home will include a large whiskey cellar full of drying racks, a walk-in wine room, and a large lounge complete with a bar, a family kitchen, and an elevator. All of the aforementioned spaces will be located in the Pope’s expansive four stories, which will serve as the family’s residence.
The Pope house will also feature multiple bedrooms and dressing rooms (one of which has its own fireplace), as well as an exercise room, a television room, and a family kitchenette to serve the other rooms upstairs.
The neighboring Woodhouse, which is connected to the Pope house via a connecting walkway, will serve as Bezos’ outward-facing entertaining venue, with amenities focused on large-scale entertaining, including a catering kitchen, a coatroom, an area for grilling, staff changing rooms and offices, and even a bathroom with multiple stalls.
The enormous ballroom will also be located in the Wood house, and at 1,500 square feet, with its own bar and balconied promenade and it will undoubtedly host many extravagant parties for years to come.
The backyard of the home is impressive as well. According to blueprints, the landscape will feature two fountains, a garden pavilion, and a pergola, as well as plenty of greenery and stone paths. A one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom carriage house will house a caretaker for the grounds.
And as though the outdoor green space weren’t enough, the mega-mansion will also feature a rooftop garden with restored historic police-globe light fixtures lining the outside. Bezos also owns homes in Beverly Hills, Washington state, Texas, and New York.