This Victorian From House of Cards Is Up for Auction
The Underwoods’ home is on the market.
Before Frank and Claire Underwood moved into the White House, the TV couple schemed and plotted their way to power in their elegantly decorated Victorian house. Now, one lucky House of Cards superfan can call this place home. According to Zillow, the real-life house, which is actually located in the Baltimore, Maryland neighborhood of Bolton Hill—not Washington, D.C.—is going on the auction block, with the opening bid starting at $500,000. The live public auction to be held by Alex Cooper Auctioneers will take place on July 27th.
The all-brick, 4,600-square-foot home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. There are plenty of beautiful details inside, include 12-foot ceilings, six fireplaces with marble and brick mantels, and a dual staircase. Many original Victorian features still remain, like pocket doors with etched glass and transoms, hardware, and an entry foyer mirror. Other amenities include a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a spa master bathroom, and a camera security system (perfect if the potential homeowner is a powerful politician like Frank). The three-story light well allows for natural light to pass through the whole house.
Outside, there’s a rear patio area complete with a grill for hosting backyard parties and a large two-car garage with a roof deck.
The home’s interior design might look different than it appears on the show, but that’s because the exterior of the house is used for the show, while the interiors are filmed in a studio. But the future homeowner can transform it into an Underwood-approved residence in no time.