House of Cards Fan? You Can Now Buy the Underwood Townhouse — For Cheap


If you’ve often found yourself fantasizing about living like Claire and Francis Underwood, you might just get your wish.

The couple’s Victorian home, featured heavily in the first seasons of the “House of Cards” series produced by Netflix, is heading for the auction block.

With a $500,000 starting bid, the house goes up for grabs on July 27, when any dire “House of Cards” fan — equipped with $25,000 for the deposit — can walk the home in the footsteps of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire (Robin Wright).

But there’s a catch: the real-life Underwood home is not located in Washington, as the Netflix show will make you believe. It’s in fact located in Baltimore, Maryland.

Image credit: Alex Cooper Auction

With over 4,600 square feet of interior space, the all-brick Victorian home comes with two large bedrooms in the first floor (one featuring an anteroom and a sitting room – you know, for your midnight taking over the world planning).

The second upper level is set up as a large master suite and includes a master bedroom with an anteroom and arched doorway, a professional office with a skylight, a large dressing room, laundry closet and a spa master bath with a large jetted tub and walk-in shower.

On the ground level, you’ll find an entry vestibule which leads to a center hall and a living room, family room, dining room with a butler’s pantry, a half bath and front and rear staircases.

Other noteworthy features: an oversized 2-car garage with a rooftop deck, 6 fireplaces, and a rear patio with paved stones and a grill.

Image credit: Alex Cooper Auction
Image credit: Alex Cooper Auction
Image credit: Alex Cooper Auction
Image credit: Alex Cooper Auction
Image credit: Alex Cooper Auction

If “House of Cards” is not exactly your cup of tea, make sure you check out this unique Star Trek inspired home, the Fifty Shades of Grey penthouse, or this chic condo next to the Ghostbusters firehouse.

And if you can think of other pop-culture homes you’d like to see featured, well, that’s exactly what the comments section is for. So don’t hesitate to drop us a line!

Written by Georgiana Mihaila

The main wordsmith behind all those Fancy Pants Homes. Avid reader and a sucker for superhero movies. Read, write, and dream real estate.

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