Vice President Kamala Harris Fetches $1.85 Million for Washington, D.C., Condo


More than five months after settling into her official residence on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory, Vice President Kamala Harris sold her Washington, D.C., condo for $1.85 million, according to public records.

The 2-bedroom condo, at the Westlight complex in the West End, listed in April for $1.995 million. Ms. 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.

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

Following her inauguration as the country’s first female vice president, Ms. 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 the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, Symone Sanders, a spokeswoman for Ms. Harris, said on Twitter. Ms. Harris moved into the Naval Observatory in April.

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

The Northwest sector of Washington, D.C., includes some of the most expensive neighborhoods in the city, including the West End, Georgetown and Kalorama. The Westlight is among a handful of full-service luxury buildings in the city, according to Ms. Venners. Spanning a full city block, it is walking distance to Georgetown and the U.S. State Department. Ms. Venners said there is no recirculated air in the building, a key selling point during the pandemic. The unit is also in a private location in the building, overlooking a rooftop garden, she added.

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

The pandemic and fallout from the Jan.6 riot at the U.S. Capitol roiled the real-estate market in Washington, D.C, but Ms. Venners said sales have picked up in recent months. “We’ve been extremely busy, almost chaotic, the last five months,” she said.

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