Washington • U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman Jr. and his wife, Mary Kaye, have plopped down $3.6 million to buy a home in the nation's capital, raising the specter of what Utah's former governor may do after his diplomatic deployment.
The three-story home, in the swanky Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, might be familiar to culinary fans as the house where the contestants in Bravo's "Top Chef: Washington, D.C.," stayed earlier this year during the show's filming.
The Huntsmans bought the five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath Federal-style brick home in June, property records show, and paid substantially less than the $5.2 million the home sold for in 2006. The 5,500-square-foot home features expansive rooms with hardwood floors and a large outside patio, according to Washingtonian magazine, which first reported the sale in its October issue.