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A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and politician once lived in this $2.4M Bethesda home

The Tait-Trussell house comes with plaster moldings, built-ins, and a long history

In Bethesda, Maryland, this $2.495 million single-family home has landed on the market with six bedrooms and five bathrooms. The residence is known as the Tait-Trussell house, named after one of the developers of American University Park, Galen L. Tait.

In the D.C. area, Tait served as a politician and real estate lawyers. In 1917, he was able to thwart U.S. President Woodrow Wilson’s attempt to restrict black soldiers to military bases on Election Day.

The property is also named after one of the former owners of the home, C.P. "Peck" Trussell, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter. Trussell was the husband of Tait’s daughter, Beatrice.

According to a narrative of the property, Trussell often hosted Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn in the property and traded rides from the Capitol in Rayburn’s limousine for dinner at home.

Since the residence was constructed in c. 1900, there have only been two owners of the property. Inside, there is an abundance of highlights like elaborate plaster moldings, high ceilings, and multiple fireplaces. There are also built-ins, original pocket doors, stainless steel appliances, and recessed lighting.