The Republic of Gabon is the buyer of the Kalorama Heights mansion that once belonged to Senator Ted Kennedy, according to Curbed.
The West African country paid $6.5 million for the six-bedroom home, significantly less than the $8 million it was originally listed for.
Sources told Curbed that the home would likely be used by visiting dignitaries and ambassadors.
Sen. Kennedy and his wife Victoria bought the home, which bears a striking resemblance to the White House, in 1998 for $2.75 million.
The house has five fireplaces, an indoor pool, an exercise room, an elevator, and a wine cellar — and is located squarely between DC’s Islamic centre and the Syrian embassy.
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