Back in December, Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock won a hotly contested runoff election against Republican challenger and former University of Georgia football legend Herschel Walker, earning the Georgia-based politician six more years in office. Now he’s found a new place to set down roots while he’s on the job, having picked up the keys to a stylishly revamped Colonial-style townhouse in the Nation’s Capital.
Records show Warnock — a longtime senior pastor at Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. once preached — doled out $1.1 million for his new digs. Built over a century ago, in 1911, the home has since been renovated, complete with four bedrooms and an equal number of baths in just over 1,700 square feet of modernized living space boasting blonde herringbone wood floors and numerous windows throughout.
Nestled on a quiet tree-lined street, in the Old City Capitol Hill neighborhood, the three-story white brick structure is fronted by a sidewalk and steps leading up to a freshly planted grassy yard. A walkway empties out at another set of steps, which lead up to a small front porch spotlighted by a glassy door trimmed with wood painted in a bright orange shade for a pop of color.
From there, main-level highlights include a living room with a steel-railed staircase resting off to the side and an adjoining dining area flanked by a marble-accented wine display. Especially standing out is an upgraded gourmet kitchen, which is outfitted with quartz countertops, a spacious eat-in island, high-end stainless appliances, a wet bar with wine fridge, and French doors opening to a compact backyard hosting a wood deck ideal for relaxing and enjoying a meal.
Three upstairs bedrooms include a master suite sporting a bath with dual vanities and a large glass-encased shower, along with another one that’s currently being used as an office space. Rounding it all out is a lower level with its own entrance, plus a kitchenette-equipped living area, an additional bedroom and a full bath. Two off-street parking spaces also are available.
Georgia’s first black senator, 53-year-old Warnock maintains a primary residence in Atlanta’s Woodland Hills neighborhood that he purchased for $125,000 in January 2005.