Wed. May 18th, 2022

More than five months after she settled in her official residence due to the US Naval Observatory, Vice President Kamala Harris sold her apartment in Washington, DC, for $ 1.85 million, according to public records.

The 2-bedroom apartment on the Westlight complex in the West End, listed in April for $ 1.995 million. Harris and her husband, Douglas C. Emhoff, paid $ 1.775 million for it in 2017, the year she was sworn in as a U.S. senator from California, records show.


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Vice President Kamala Harris sold his apartment in Washington, DC for $ 1.85 million.

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Mei-Mei Venners, sales director at Westlight, declined to comment on the seller or buyer. A spokeswoman for the vice president declined to comment.

After her inauguration as the country’s first female vice president, Harris lived for several months at Blair House, across the street from the White House, The Wall Street Journal reported. At the time, the vice president’s traditional home at the Naval Observatory was being renovated with repairs to heating, ventilation and air conditioning, Symone Sanders, a spokeswoman for Ms Harris, said on Twitter. Mrs. Harris moved into the Naval Observatory in April.

The Westlight apartment measures approximately 1,700 square feet, according to the inventory, with a den and a spa-inspired bathroom with teak shower. The building has a private club, a fitness center and a 25-meter heated rooftop pool.

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The Northwest sector in Washington, DC, includes some of the most expensive neighborhoods in the city, including the West End, Georgetown and Kalorama. Westlight is among a handful of full-service luxury buildings in the city, according to Ms. Venners. It stretches over a full city block and is within walking distance of Georgetown and the U.S. State Department. Ms Venners said there is no recirculated air in the building, an important selling point during the pandemic. The unit is also a private spot in the building overlooking a roof terrace, she added.

The apartment is the second property that Harris has sold since joining. She sold an apartment in San Francisco in March for $ 860,000, far more than the $ 489,000 she paid for it in 2004, records show. Harris and Mr. Emhoff owns a home in Los Angeles, records show.

The January 6 pandemic and fallout from the Capitol in the United States shook the real estate market in Washington, DC, but Ms. Venners said sales have risen in recent months. “We’ve been extremely busy, almost chaotic, the last five months,” she said.

Write to EB Solomont at EB.Solmont@wsj.com

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Appeared in print on October 8, 2021 as ‘Vice President Kamala Harris Sells DC Condo.’

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