loading...

The Best House Transformation That We Will Never Get to See—Jeff Bezos’ New Kalorama Home

by UrbanTurf Staff

The Best House Transformation That We Will Never Get to See -- Jeff Bezos' New Kalorama Home: Figure 1
2320-2330 S Street NW

UrbanTurf usually stays away from publishing rankings or lists…except at the end of the year when we look back at what DC’s residential real estate scene had to offer during the previous 12 months. So, this week we are looking at not only the best but the most intriguing and peculiar things that came across our radar over the course of 2017. Enjoy.


Jeff Bezos is part of a very small group that could buy one of the largest houses in DC (a former museum, in fact) and refer to it as merely an east coast pied-a-terre.

Back in January, UrbanTurf reported that the new owner of the former Textile Museum at 2320 and 2330 S Street NW (map) was planning a renovation that would create one of the largest homes in DC. A few days later, The Washington Post revealed that the new owner of the 27,000 square-foot property was Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos. Bezos purchased the home in 2016 for $23 million in an all-cash transaction.

The Best House Transformation That We Will Never Get to See -- Jeff Bezos' New Kalorama Home: Figure 2
A rendering of the rear addition

The DC-based architecture firm Barnes Vanze Architects is leading the renovation of the home that will mainly include a limestone-and-glass garden room being added to the back of the property. However, DC real estate voyeurs that are hoping to one day see images of the property in an Architectural Digest spread are likely to be disappointed.

Barnes Vanze has a non-disclosure agreement in place for the renovation plans, and ANC Commissioner David Bender recently told UrbanTurf that there have been several updates to the renovation plans over the last 11 months, but that the ANC is not authorized to share the new plans. Bezos owns homes in Washington state, Beverly Hills and New York City of which there are no public interior images.

Renovations on the ten-bedroom home that spans two buildings on S Street NW are scheduled to be completed at this time next year.

The Rest of UrbanTurf’s Year in Review

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the_best_house_transformation_that_we_will_never_get_to_see/13357

DC Real Estate Guides

Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market

We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting in and around Washington, DC in one place. Visit guides.urbanturf.com or start browsing below!