Sold! Baucus' Million-Dollar-Plus Home Set to Close

Former Sen. Max Baucus is representing U.S. interests in Beijing , as our ambassador to China, and in doing so, he left behind his quite nice D.C. digs, the sale of which is scheduled to close on May 9.  

Baucus unloads his D.C. real estate. (Jason Dick/CQ Roll Call)

Baucus unloads his D.C. real estate. (Jason Dick/CQ Roll Call)

An “under contract” sign hangs outside his $1.2 million home in Eastern Market at 717 North Carolina Ave. SE, just a few blocks from the Capitol.

 "We had lots of interest," said listing agent Christopher Ritzert, adding, "It's a really nice

house.  It's in a spectacular location."

Sotheby’s International Reality, a company committed to selling luxury real estate, is handling the sale.  

The listing boasts 2,100 square feet, three bedrooms, two fireplaces and a spa/hot tub.  

Baucus was confirmed as top envoy to China in February, prompting him to list his home.  According to Ritzert, Baucus put the home on the market on March 20. The Washington Post reported that Baucus had lived in the house since 2009, when he bought it for $969,000.