Top Chef DC cast lived in house now owned by Republican presidential candidate

The cast of Top Chef DC lived in a Washington, DC, home now owned by Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman.

It has five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, and it was sold to him in 2010–the same year the show debuted–for $3.6 million. Zillow’s profile of the house has pictures and says its current rent estimate is just over $8,000 a month.

There’s a video tour of the house on Bravo’s site if you need to refresh your memory. msnbc.com rounded up images and details about all of the candidates’ houses, and notes that it “housed the seventh season cast of ‘Top Chef’ prior to Huntsman and his family moving in.”

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