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Surreal estate: Former Pakistan PM Qureshi offers Embassy Row mansion for $12 million

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Seller: Moeen Qureshi

Asking price: $12 million

Moeen Qureshi in 1995. (Tyler Mallory/The Washington Post)
Details: This 11-bedroom home (yes, 11) has a lot of character. It sits on half an acre nestled between the vice president’s house and Rock Creek Park; it’s owned by a former prime minister of Pakistan; and it’s currently the second highest-priced home for sale in D.C. (Georgetown’s Halcyon House still seeks a buyer, for $15 million.) The 22,000-sq.ft Mediterranean-style mega-villa actually started life as two neighboring houses that Qureshi bought in 2000 and rebuilt with a connector bridging them. (The former World Bank exec, 81, oversaw his home country for three months during a 1993 government crisis before moving into private equity.) Qureshi briefly had the mansion on the market in 2006 for $21 million, so we’re talking about a serious bargain now. There’s a pool of course. Three of those 11 bedrooms are designed for your household staff.

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