Pope Francis is planning a trip to Washington, D.C., making his visit the tenth time a pope has ever made a journey to the U.S. He will arrive at Joint Base Andrews on September 22 and will stay in the District for only three days. DCInno detailed his itinerary with a visit to Congress, St. Patrick's Catholic Church, the Basilicia of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Rather than study his schedule and follow (coughstalkcough) his every holy move, Curbed instead put together a list of abodes that should be worthy for the Holy Father. After all, why should Pope Francis visit the nation's capital when he can live in it? To make the move easier on His Holiness, be sure to vote for which abode would most suit his tastes.
↑ The Massachusetts Avenue Heights neighborhood has been the home of such political A-listers as Vice President Joe Biden and the Clintons. What better neighborhood than this to house the pope? This $15.5 million listing is the second-priciest listing on the D.C. market, but that shouldn't be a problem. The single-family home comes with nine bedrooms and 13-and-a-half bathrooms. When Pope Francis needs a some wine — or blood? — he can snag a bottle from the 500-bottle wine cellar. There is also a mural on the ceiling in the dining room with an image of God, possibly making this listing a match made in heaven.
↑ In McLean, Virginia, this McMansion comes with details like a wood-paneled library, ornate mouldings, and Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam" painted on the ceiling of the home theater. What better place to mingle with the Holy Father than in an indoor pool with a ceiling mural of clouds? If that doesn't work, Pope Francis could always talk things out with God in the indoor basketball court. With six bedrooms and 10-and-a-half bathrooms, this listing is on the market for $12.5 million.
↑ The wood-paneled library is so massive that it should be able to hold any sizable book collection that Pope Francis might have. With 5,827-square-feet and almost half an acre of land, this listing should also be able to give him enough space for R&R when he needs it. Some of the highlights inside include beamed ceilings, multiple fireplaces, and a walk-in closet. This Tudor five-bedroom mansion is located in Massachusetts Avenue Heights and is on the market for $7,500,000.
↑ This stony Cleveland Park single-family home comes with seven bedrooms and nine-and-a-half bathrooms. For $8,995,000, it offers an elevator, chandeliers in almost every room, and a massive walk-in bathtub with an adjacent fireplace. When His Holiness needs some holy rest, he can relax in this abode's sauna or lounge in the spacious backyard.
↑ Pope Francis already lives by the church, so why not live in one? This five-bedroom Georgetown abode was once the Market Street Chapel, but was totally renovated in 2012. It still maintains some of the original details, such as its cathedral ceilings and beamed ceilings. With an asking price of $3,675,000, this single-family home also comes with a side garden and rear patio.
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