Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his journo wife Anne Sinclair have put their Georgetown house on the market. Technically, his wife has, since the house is in her name.
She reportedly paid $4 million for the 3 BR/4.5 bath house when she bought it in 2007 – the same year DSK was named managing director of the IMF.
Washington Fine Properties has now listed the house in the 2600 block of Dumbarton Street for $5.2 million. According to the listing agent’s web site, the property boasts:
A large, private, flat lot w/exquisite pool & patio great for entertaining, elegant main rooms, chef's eat-in kitch w/top of the line appliances & great 2 story addition w/ beaut. office
One thing the property does not come with: Parking. There is no garage and parking is on the street.
DSK was considered a strong contender for the French presidency until he was accused of sexually assaulting a Manhattan hotel maid. The charges were dropped in August but torpedoed his IMF career and immediate political prospects.
Last we heard, they were in Paris, where DSK successfully fended off a French writer’s allegations of sexual assault only to be named in connection with an investigation into a prostitution ring. DSK called those accusations “hasty and malevolent.”
The French media (and Forbes) are also buzzing with rumors that Sinclair may be tapped to run the French edition of Huffington Post, due to launch in November. Sinclair was a well-known, well-regarded broadcast journalist in France but lowered her professional profile after her husband became French Finance Minister in 1997.