Fox News anchor Brett Baier is quitting Washington D.C. for sunny Florida.
The famous journalist is selling a custom-made $31.9 million mansion in one of Washington's most upscale neighborhoods. The listing price could set a record for the city.
Evidently, Baier has a taste for the finer things.
The 16,250 square-foot mansion, inspired by an 18th century French chateau, has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, two half-baths, a putting green (Baier is an avid golfer), a pool and spa, a movie theater, and an indoor sports court.
“We’re going to be setting a new sales precedent with the sale,” real estate agent Daniel Heider told WNBC NBC4. “You know, the value is evident everywhere you look. There is the impression of dozens and dozens and dozens of artisans who have touched every single space in that house.”
The property's gated and walled entrance opens onto a luxurious cobblestone motor court with a marble fountain. The double-height entry way features marble floors and a curved floating staircase:
The discreet walled and gated entrance opens to reveal a meticulous front garden and paved cobblestone motor court, centered by a bubbling marble fountain. Indiana Limestone punctuates the stucco on the masonry facade, topped by a handsome slate mansard roof. In perfect symmetry and proportions, tall windows and arched dormers above replicate the homes inspiration in the most exacting manner. Entering the property is an occasion in and of itself. Beneath the limestone portico is a set of arched double doors, parting ways to welcome guests into a breathtaking, double-height rotunda with a curved floating stair that serves as a functional work of art.
The main bedroom suite features a limestone terrace, two bathrooms and two walk-in closets. The dining room table accommodates up to 14 guests.
Realtor.com described the all-white interior design as a "mix of modern minimalism and 0ld-world elegance."
Baier bought the property, located in the upscale Foxhall neighborhood of northwestern D.C., for over $5 million in 2018. He ripped it up and built an all-new custom house to the tune of $30 million.
The Baiers are decamping to a 7,800-square-foot, $37 million spread in Palm Beach, Florida - where they will be neighbors with a certain American president with similar luxurious tastes.
“I fell in love with the place,” Bret Baier told the Wall Street Journal. “The move to Florida was a great adventure for our family, and the boys fell in love with it.”
Baier is looking for a smaller home in Washington D.C. to accommodate his work needs.
The famously phlegmatic journalist is part of the network's "straight news" division, in contrast to its opinion pundits, although he has been criticized by some as having a more liberal bias.