‘House of Cards’ House Heading to Auction in Bolton Hill

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Photo via Alex Cooper Auctioneers

Kevin Spacey seems to be driving Baltimore’s high-end residential real estate market these days.

A townhouse used to film Netflix’s TV series “House of Cards,” starring Spacey as Frank Underwood, is going up for auction next month. The exterior of the Victorian-era residence was used in the show as the first home of Underwood and his wife Claire, played by Robin Wright.

The house is supposed to be in Washington, D.C., though it’s actually located at 1609 Park Avenue in Baltimore’s Bolton Hill neighborhood. (The interiors of the fictional Underwood house were shot off-site.)

The real-life owners of the house have hired Alex Cooper Auctioneers to sell the home in an auction on the premises next month.

“Featured in the hit Netflix series House of Cards as Francis & Claire’s home, this grand all brick Victorian style home has been carefully restored and updated with original details throughout,” says the listing on the Alex Cooper website.

Built in 1880, the property has 4,600 square feet of space, including four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a roofdeck, five fireplaces, 12-foot-high ceilings, original Tennessee marble mantles, dual staircases, a three-story light well, a rear patio and a two-car garage.

The sale is scheduled for July 27 at 1 p.m., and the starting bid is $500,000. The auctioneer will entertain offers before the sale.

Spacey made headlines in local real estate news last month when his manager turned out to be the mystery buyer of one of the most expensive homes in the Inner Harbor.

Ed Gunts

Ed Gunts

Ed Gunts is a local freelance writer and the former architecture critic for The Baltimore Sun.
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