Ben Carson—current Secretary of Housing and Urban Development—put this well-developed piece of suburban housing up for sale about a year ago for $1.3 million. According to public records, Carson bought the spot in the winter of 2017, and spent $1.2 million for it. The home sold recently, fetching $1.35 million.
The 1993-built traditional-style features a stone exterior, a partially hipped roof which gives it a distinct French overtone, and a prominent clerestory over the double-door entryway. The 6,380-square-footer contains five bedrooms and five baths, including a large master with a fireplace; its more striking details include a second-floor catwalk.
The interiors begin with a stone-floored foyer—amply illuminated by the clerestory—and a staircase with warm hardwood treads and handrail; living space options with plank floors open up the home with graceful simplicity. The great room steals the show, with double-height ceilings, oversized clerestories, a fieldstone fireplace, and sets of French doors opening onto the wraparound deck that overlooks the semi-forested, 1.4-acre lot.