Marion Barry’s House on the Market; Asking Price Dropped

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — A piece of Washington history is on the market as D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry is selling his plush 3,000-square-foot home in Southeast.

The home, located in the 3600 block of Suitland Road, is listed for $469,000. The current asking price is $20,000 less than Barry originally sought.

Barry stands to profit nicely from the sale, having purchased the home for $125,000 in 1979 with then-wife Effi, the Washington Post reports.

He would live there for 14 years through much of the turmoil of his political career, including an infamous cocaine-related arrest in 1990 for which he served six months in prison.

An online listing of the home describes the property: “This Hill Crest stunner has it all! Boasting over 3000 finished sq feet. 4 bedrooms, 2 full/2 half baths, updated kitchen with granite & stainless steel appliances, updated bathrooms, 2 fireplaces, finished basement with rec space, gym and tons of storage. A large fenced in yard with basketball court and off street parking. Minutes to Capitol Hill and Metro. Don’t miss out!!!”

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