Jon Huntsman buys Fred Thompson’s McLean home

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has bought a home in the burbs. (Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty Images)
Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman has bought a home in the D.C. burbs. (Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

Here’s a property with political pedigree: Former Utah governor and onetime 2012 Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman has bought a McLean home once owned by actor-turned-senator Fred Thompson.

Thompson (R-Tenn.) also once sought the GOP presidential nomination, in 2008.

Huntsman and his wife, Mary Kaye, last month paid $3.1 million for the seven-bedroom Colonial, the Salt Lake Tribune reports, after selling their Kalorama manse for $3.7 million. If they were looking for peace and quiet that they didn’t have in the city, they found it: The half-acre property reportedly features a pool and outdoor kitchen, and lots of greenery.

Despite the aspirations of its current and previous owners, the house isn’t white — it’s red brick.

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Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.
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