Exorbitant House of the Week, BET Edition
There are perks to being in charge of a major TV network. For one, you can afford a gorgeous house. And should you choose to sell that gorgeous house, you can bank, oh, somewhere around $4.7 million.
Take 2801 Rock Creek Drive NW, tucked behind the Omni Shoreham Hotel alongside Rock Creek Park. Until last week, it belonged to Debra Lee, the chairman and CEO of BET Networks, the parent company of Black Entertainment Television. Designed by the architect of the Kennedy Center, it features an art deco style, a huge heated pool, five bedrooms, six bathrooms, three (three!) ovens, two dishwashers, and 39,129 square feet of stomping grounds.
Lee listed the house for $5,195,000 on May 2, but sold it last Friday for $4.7 million. That's actually considerably below the $7,254,600 at which the city assessed the property this year.
Take a tour of the property after the jump:
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