In a real estate deal between two erstwhile Republican presidential candidates, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has bought former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson's house outside Washington, D.C. for $3.1 million. Thompson, who not only was a powerful politician but played one on TV, has owned the seven-bedroom, 5.5-bath mansion for a decade. The Washington Post reported the sale this week.
The McLean, Va., estate home is decorated exactly as one might expect a movie star-turned-Southern politician to decorate it, with formal elegance, antique furniture and curtains everywhere. Thompson starred in movies and on "Law & Order" in addition to serving in the U.S. Senate representing Tennessee. He ran briefly for president in 2008.
Huntsman's moderate views made him an outsider during the crowded Republican primary two years ago. He recently sold his family's home in Washington, D.C. for $3.7 million. The home, at four levels and nearly 7,000 square feet, includes a pool and plenty of room for Huntsman's seven children. It features a formal dining room and great room with a chandelier, and a library.
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