WASHINGTON -- Senator Scott Brown, after several months of looking and occasional nights sleeping in his office, recently settled on a new home in Washington.
The Massachusetts Republican last month bought a 468-square-foot Capitol Hill condo for $290,000, according to DC property records. The condo has a total of two rooms, and one bathroom.
According to a listing for rental properties in the same building, there is little fancy about his new digs, in a four-story brick building built in 1959.
It does have this going for it: location. It's about two blocks from his office in the Russell Building.
Brown has an interesting neighbor, though: Representative Stephen Lynch, the South Boston Democrat, lives in the same building, two floors up.
“I haven’t seen him,” said Lynch, who had toyed with running in the US Senate special election that Brown won and has been mentioned as a possible challenger to Brown in 2012. “But I did send a broker to him.”
Lynch also said units in the complex are not known for their size.
“My parking space is bigger,” Lynch said. “My girls won’t even stay with me when they come down, it’s so tiny.”
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