Astronaut John Glenn’s Bethesda Home Sold for $1.3M

The Bethesda, Maryland, home of the late astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn was sold for $1.3 million — about $250,000 less than the asking price.

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The Cape Cod-style home on Eagle Ridge Place in Bethesda, Maryland features five bedrooms and four bathrooms.
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Glenn was a war hero, astronaut and legislator whose legacy is worthy of history books. Collectors were given the chance to buy a piece of that history in March of 2016, when Glenn's estate auctioned off memorabilia. <a href="https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/John-Glenns-Possessions-Set-to-be-Sold-During-Estate--476061293.html"> You can check out some of the items sold here.</a>
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Glenn was not only the first American to orbit the earth, but also the oldest person to trek to space. He boarded the Discovery in 1998, at the age of 77, to participate in tests on aging, NASA says.
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Glenn first came to Washington as an Ohio senator after winning every county in that state, NASA says. He served four consecutive terms.
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Glenn would return to his Bethesda home after days working on Capitol Hill on issues related to aging, intelligence, technology and more.
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Glenn's sunny former home has four fireplaces.
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The home overlooks the Avenel golf course, according to the real estate listing.
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A wall of windows lets in lots of light.
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