Iceland In Washington, Estate of the Day
As you've probably heard, Iceland is in ongoing financial turmoil. The Wall Street Journal's Private Properties column reports that to lighten its load, Iceland's government has put four of its ambassadorial residences up for sale. The properties are located in Washington, New York, London and Oslo and could raise a total of more than $25 million. A Georgian-style townhouse in the Mayfair area of London is listed for £10 million and in New York City, Reykjavik is asking $5.6 million for the home of its United Nations ambassador, a four-bedroom apartment on Park Avenue at 55th Street.
Today's estate is the ambassadorial residence in Washington D.C. The brick home is in Kalorama Heights was built in 1928 and has been the home of the Ambassador of Iceland since 1965. The home is on a small .17 acre plot which includes a pool. The 10,000-square-foot mansion has ten bedrooms, formal rooms for entertaining and staff quarters. It is listed at $5.65 million.