Fox News anchor Bret Baier lists D.C. mansion for $31.9M, a potentially record-setting price

Months after dropping $37 million on a Palm Beach home, Fox News anchor Bret Baier and his wife Amy are listing their newly constructed Northwest D.C. mansion for a potentially record-setting price.

The Baiers are asking $31.9 million for 2400 Foxhall Road NW, a 16,250-square-foot home on a 1.47-acre lot. The four-level, neoclassical mansion, with five-bedrooms, seven full-baths and two half-baths, is described in its listing as “the finest home ever constructed in Washington.”

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Bret Baier of Fox News has listed his Foxhall Road mansion.

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Daniel Heider and Jaclyn Mason of the Heider office at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty represent the sellers. The home, inspired by the Chateau du Grand-Lucé in France, was designed and constructed by a team including architect David Jones, landscape architect Richard Arentz, interior designer Thomas Pheasant and developer Michael Banks.

The property’s walled and gated entrance opens to a paved cobblestone motor court centered by a marble fountain. The home’s arched double front doors sit beneath a limestone portico and open to a double-height rotunda with curved floating stair, massive living room with custom bar and temperature-controlled wine display, all seated on floors crafted from Italian Niro Marquina marble. The primary suite on the second level features a private terrace overlooking the grounds, two baths with heated floors and multiple dressing rooms.

The lower level is replete with high-end amenities, from its cinema and spa to a two-story indoor sports court and golf simulator. Other features include a whole-home, 72-kilowatt generator, eight geothermal wells and two three-car garages.

As for the landscaping, according to the listing, Arentz “spent years meticulously engineering, hardscaping, and installing countless mature plantings from all over the country that evoke a rare sensation of total privacy and tranquility, a feeling intensified by the beautiful simplicity of the estate grounds.” A pool and putting green are among the outdoor amenities.

The Baiers acquired the property, then improved with an older single-family home, for $5.4 million in 2018, according to public records. The existing home was demolished, and the couple spent roughly another $25 million building the new estate, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Baiers have since moved to Florida full time, after buying their Palm Beach home over the summer.

“The move to Florida was a great adventure for our family, and the boys fell in love with it,” Bret Baier told the Wall Street Journal.

Baier signed a contract extension with Fox News in September. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The most expensive home ever sold in D.C. belongs to Inc. founder Jeff Bezos, who paid $23 million in 2017 for the former Textile Museum in Kalorama. Several homes have since listed for more, but none have topped it. Those include the Blaine Mansion in Dupont Circle, another property Heider is marketing for an asking price of $29.5 million.

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