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Baltimore row house featured in ‘House of Cards’ goes up for auction

The fictional home of Frank Underwood from "House of Cards" will hit the auction block. While set in D.C., the late 19th-century Victorian brick row house is actually located in Baltimore. See photos.

WASHINGTON — A late 19th-century Victorian brick row house in Baltimore, whose exterior was seen in the TV series “House of Cards” as the abode of power-hungry D.C. power couple Frank and Claire Underwood, is going up for auction.

The four-bedroom home built in 1880 in the historic Bolton Hill neighborhood of Baltimore contains two and 1/2 bathrooms, 12-foot ceilings, marble mantles, dual staircases, a rear patio and a two-car garage. The listing says the remodeled home features original details.

The auction is set for July 27 at 1 p.m with opening bids starting at $500,000.

The hit Netflix series “House of Cards”  follows the ruthless political machinations of fictional South Carolina congressman Frank Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey, as he betrays friends and enemies alike on his rise to power in D.C.

Though set in the District, the series films most of its “on-location” shots in Baltimore.

Still not sure if you want to place a bid on the notable home?

Consider this sage piece of “House of Cards” advice on money, power and real estate.

“Money is the McMansion in Sarasota that starts falling apart after 10 years,” Underwood said in a first-season soliloquy. “Power is the old stone building that stands for centuries. I cannot respect someone who doesn’t see the difference.”


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