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Frank Lloyd Wright Home Available for Inauguration: $100,000 For the Week

marden.jpgCost to build the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Marden House in 1959: $76,000.

Cost to rent it for five days for the inauguration from current owner James V. Kimsey, co-founder of AOL: $100,000.

That's what Kimsey's asking for use of the 2,500-foot house overlooking the Potomac River from Jan. 16-21. The maximum occupancy is six people, but the deal comes with a number of other goodies:

* Cocktail or Dinner Party Catered by Café Milano (Maximum 30 people for Cocktail and 10 for Dinner)
* Exclusive Limousine Service (A private car and driver will transport you anywhere you wish 50-mile radius of DC.)
* Stocked Chef’s Kitchen (w/ fresh fruit, croissants, muffins, bagels, cereal, milk, juices, tea, coffee, beer, wine and champagne.)
* Daily Housekeeping Service

Kimsey bought the property for $2.5 million in 2000, but he's not trying to cash out on the inaugural for personal gain. The money he gets will go to KIPP charter school in D.C. (If interested contact Brie Hytovitz at (202) 785-0400.)

So, if you had the money, would you rather stay at Marden House or the $50,000 a night Castleton Retreat we told you about last week?

Photo: Washington Life, by way of Kimsey Foundation.

By David A Nakamura  |  December 16, 2008; 4:12 PM ET  | Category:  Housing
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All things being equal - including the distance to the eventsd in the capitol - I'd spend the $50K per night. You're getting the tax write-off. As much as I love Frank Lloyd Wright, I'd rather take a tour of his houses and instead live in the decadent comfort described at Castelton!!

Posted by: LawgirlT | December 16, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Sign me up for both! I'm counting on the Obama bailout to cover it.

Posted by: comradcitizen | December 16, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

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