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I love it when people send me listings. This one comes from my friend in Washington DC who I think likes to torture me a little. Certainly this home in Washington DC has been tortured a little. The 1927 Beaux Arts home has been given a remodel that is Versailles by way of Las Vegas. Gilded surfaces, extravagant flops of drapery fabric, canopied beds and bombe chests all create a rather gaudy style (it's not as bad as Victoria Gotti's home but there are certain similarities). The seven-bedroom home includes high ceilings, ornate plaster moldings, herringbone oak floors, large rooms for entertaining and staff quarters with a separate kitchen. The one-acre grounds include a swimming pool.
My friend reports that the home was once owned by Tongsun Park, a key figure in the 1976 political scandal known as Koreagate in which South Korean political figures sought to gain influence in Congress. U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna received around $200,000 from Park. The home is listed at $14.6 million.
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