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Jesse Jackson Jr. Washington home for sale

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The Jackson home in Washington D.C. Exterior (Kia parked in front of Jackson townhouse).
(photos by Lynn Sweet)

WASHINGTON--The Washington D.C. home of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) is for sale, according to several local real estate listings. The asking price for the red brick Victorian row house, just off DuPont Circle, is $2.5 million.

The sale comes as Jackson is recovering from bipolar depression--we're told at this home--that has forced his absence from Congress since mid-June and treatment at the Mayo Clinic and a facility in Arizona.

While the official residence for the Jackson family is on Chicago's South Side, their home here is a family base for their two children, who attend a private school here.

When Jackson will surface remains an open question. He remains on the November ballot and faces only nominal opposition in a heavily Democratic district.

I talked Tuesday to Jackson Washington spokesman Frank Watkins--to check out talk that Jackson may appear at upcoming Congressional Black Caucus annual conference events--and was told that was unlikely.

I dropped by the house on Sunday and had a very, very brief chat with the mother of Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th) who said neither the congressman or the alderman were home when I was there. There was an Impala with D.C. plates in the driveway and a car with Illinois plates--and a member of Congress tag--in the garage.

The home is on a gorgeous block. According to the listings, the home was built in 1921, has 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 half baths, is on 5 levels, two kitchns and a roof top with jacuzzi. and 2,936 square feet. The Zillow estimate is different from the asking price: $1,445,800.

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The sale was reported first Wednesday morning by Lauren Victoria Burke's Crew of 42 blog, which was picked up in The Hill.

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