Virginia Home Up by Paul Manafort up for grabs for $ 2.35 million


One of the many houses belonging to Paul Manafort, former director of Donald trumppresidential campaign, arrived on the market. The Arlington, VA, Craftsman is now available for $ 2,349,000.

Located just minutes from Washington, DC, the home is part of Manafort’s real estate portfolio, which came under scrutiny in a special council. Robert muellerinvestigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The political consultant has been accused of laundering millions of dollars from his work for a pro-Russian party in Ukraine through luxury real estate, including this restored 3,836 square foot house built in the 1920s,

After being convicted of tax evasion and conspiracy, the 72-year-old was serving the remainder of a 7.5-year house arrest sentence in a three-bedroom apartment in Northern Virginia, according to a court document , until he was pardoned by Trump in late 2020.

Now he’s supposed to be free to move to other homes he owns, including a lavish Hamptons estate and a Palm Beach Gardens home he sold to his wife for $ 10. With those choices at his disposal, he separates himself from this charming four bedroom, 3.5 bath residence in Arlington.

According to property records, the house was purchased in 2012 from his daughter Andreafor $ 1.89 million, allegedly with funds transferred from Cyprus, according to Mansion Global.

The century-old home features elements such as oak trim that evoke 1920s construction, while also incorporating thoughtful updates for modern living, notes the list.

The front door leads to a covered porch and a house surrounded by lush landscaping. Interiors respect the spirit of the original construction, including fitted wardrobes and hewn pillars, stone fireplaces and double staircases.

An open plan living and dining area features wooden colonnades in their original condition along with eye-catching window fittings. The updated kitchen includes a farmhouse sink, white countertops, high end appliances, and a reading nook overlooking the patio.

Upstairs, three bedrooms including the master suite with dressing room and a bathroom with double sink.

A third floor offers spaces that have become essential in post-pandemic living, with rooms for a home office, a gym and a multimedia alcove.

The house has automation for lighting, sound and video elements.

At the back, you will find a custom pergola covered with wisteria. A wrap-around counter provides space for grilling and entertaining, while a custom fire pit and fountain provide a backdrop for outdoor parties.

The property includes a two car garage and gated off street parking in the long driveway.

After Trump’s pardon, prosecutors allowed Manafort to keep previously seized properties in the Hamptons, a Brooklyn brownstone and a Manhattan condo, according to Bloomberg.

Manafort also owned a condo in Alexandria, Virginia, which was foreclosed in April 2019. It entered the market for $ 3.2 million in September 2019, later sold for $ 2.85 million. The Palm Beach Gardens home was available for rent last year for $ 14,000 per month and is no longer on the market.

Ron Leffler with Ron Leffler Real Estate owns the list.

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