Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 | 12:35 p.m.
Beyond the Sun
As she prepares to head home to Nevada, outgoing U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley has already packed up her congressional office. Now, she’s also selling her house in Washington, D.C.
Berkley is asking $1.5 million for her three-story, four-bedroom, federal-style townhouse, which she bought in 2005 for $1,425,000, according to records.
The home, which has a separate basement apartment Berkley rented to congressional colleagues, was one of the first new-construction dwellings in the area when she purchased it.
Berkley has hosted everything from fundraisers to Nevada tour groups to her employees at the home.
The first floor of the house, barely three blocks from the Capitol, serves as Berkley’s congressional office, since her official quarters have been cleared out to make way for the incoming crop of House freshmen.
Outgoing members of Congress are given cubicle for their last few weeks, but Berkley has more room to work at home.
Though the house has been prepped for an open house on Sunday, it’s clear to see how Berkley displays her Las Vegas pride — from the wall art to the king of diamonds rug on the bathroom floor.
During an interview Wednesday, Berkley said she will also sell a D.C. rental property she purchased from former Sen. Richard Bryan when he departed the capital in 2000.