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A D.C. broker weighs in on where the businesswoman should live

With 3,000 square feet of terraces and 6,100 square feet of interior space, Rina suggests this four-bedroom Georgetown condo for Ivanka if she’d like all the amenities that the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton has to offer. It is currently the most expensive condo on the D.C. market.
Photo via TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, is looking for a new home in the nation’s capital while her husband, Jared Kushner, is expected to take a senior leadership role at the White House. There are no reports yet as to which specific homes or neighborhoods have peaked her interest, but with her three children, her love of Dumbarton Oaks, and her high-end income, it’s not impossible to make a few guesses.

Rina Kunk, a McEnearney Associates associate broker in Washington, D.C., spoke to Curbed about the kinds of recommendations she would give to Ivanka if she was her client.

Rina’s first picks for Ivanka were Georgetown and Dupont Circle, two Northwest neighborhoods with many retail and restaurant options nearby and a close location to the U.S. Capitol and White House. With these neighborhoods, Rina said that they should be perfect for if she wants something similar to what she already has on the Upper East Side.

This eight-bedroom single-family home was suggested by Rina for its privacy, close proximity to the Capitol, and luxurious amenities like a catering kitchen, elevator, and pool.
Photo via Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

“If they did not want to be in a condominum-, apartment-style building, but instead be in a rowhouse or detached, there are lots of really beautiful properties in Wesley Heights and Spring Valley that would give them privacy as well as being somewhat walkable,” said Rina.

Both Spring Valley and Wesley Heights are known for being a little more exclusive. The neighborhoods are filled with single-family detached homes with bigger lot sizes and bigger prices than other older neighborhoods in the city.

Since Ivanka has three younger children, Rina also listed off a few neighborhoods that growing families tend to focus on when they want more space, which include American University Park, North Cleveland Park, and Chevy Chase D.C.

The final home suggestion from Rina was this approximately 27,000-square-foot, nine-bedroom mansion in Potomac, Maryland. It’s not only beautiful, it also offers wonderful entertaining spaces and a close location to the Congressional Country Club.
Photo via Long & Foster Real Estate

Finally, if Ivanka doesn’t mind a slightly longer commute time, the next best neighborhood for her might be out of D.C. proper. Rina suggested Potomac, Maryland as a potential place for her next home due to the listings there having large entertaining spaces and lots of land to offer.

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are reportedly house-hunting in Washington [The Washington Post]