Amazon’s founder and CEO Jeff Bezos purchased the former Textile Museum in Kalorama, an affluent neighborhood in Washington, D.C. in 2017 for $23 million and a $12 million renovation and expansion is underway.
The renovation project is overseen by BarnesVanze Architects which will include 25 bathrooms, 11 bedrooms, five living rooms/lounges, five staircases, three kitchens, two studies, two gym rooms, two elevators and a large ballroom.
This urban estate actually comprises two mansions, the Pope and the Wood, which date back to the early 1900s. The two homes are joined by a connecting walkway. The original Pope house was designed by John Russell Pope, the architect responsible for the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.
Images: 1 – Courtesy of George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum 2-10 All blueprints courtesy of DCRA