Fox News host Bret Baier is ready to part with his custom-built Washington, DC, estate.
The host of “Special Report With Bret Baier” and his wife, Amy Baier, recently listed their 16,250-square-foot home for $31.9 million.
If the property fetches the full asking price, it will set a residential sale record for the city.
Baier purchased the property for $5.4 million in 2018. After tearing down the original structure, he reportedly spent $25 million to build the lavish abode over three years.
He and his family moved in last year but have since decided to make a permanent move to Palm Beach, FL.
Modeled after Chateau du Grand-Luc in France’s Loire Valley, the massive property includes five bedrooms, seven baths, and two half-baths.
From the grand gated entrance—which opens to a cobblestone motor court and marble fountain—to the double-height rotunda with a curved, floating staircase, it’s clear that no expense was spared on the design and building materials.
The interior aesthetic is a mix of modern minimalism and 0ld-world elegance. The living room features a custom bar and wine display that would make a collector’s jaw drop.
The marble-clad kitchen is open and well-equipped with a butler’s pantry and Miele, Wolf, and Sub-Zero appliances.
A fireplace, two primary baths, and two walk-in closets give the main suite a double dose of luxury. French doors open to a private, limestone terrace.
Other amenities include a screening room; spa and gym; two-story sport court; and golf simulator. When the weather’s nice, you can take your golf game outside to the private chipping and putting green. Then you can enjoy a dip in the 56-foot, heated pool.
New Palm Beach pad
Baier and his family are relocating to the Sunshine State and living in the $37 million home Baier purchased this summer in an off-market deal. The 7,800-square-foot spread was renovated in 2015 and features five bedrooms and a private backyard with a pool and covered veranda.
The Palm Beach flip
That place, previously owned by fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, hit the market in June for $16.5 million and still hasn’t attracted a buyer.
Hilfiger and his wife, Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger, bought the home in 2021 for $9 million and then flipped it, selling it to Baier for $12 million in 2022.
The contemporary three-bed, 4.5-bath abode at the north end of Palm Beach sits right outside the gates of the Palm Beach Country Club.
Baier has been the anchor of his eponymous news program since 2009 and is also a New York Times bestselling author. Previously, Baier was the chief White House and Pentagon correspondent for Fox.
Randy White contributed to this report.