Chung and Povich buy Kalorama mansion

Journalist Connie Chung and her husband, talk-show host Maury Povich are under contract to purchase a home listed for $9 million in the tony Northwest neighborhood of Kalorama, part of the couple's plan to move to Washington sometime in the next year.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the sellers of the 12,500 square foot house are composer Stephen Simon and his wife Bonnie. The Simons also own a house on Cape Cod, Mass.

Both native Washingtonians, Chung and Povich live in New York City with their teenaged son, Matthew, but Chung said they've been considering a move to D.C. for some time.

The red-brick residence was built in 1929 and features seven bedrooms, a formal music room, media room, and home gym; outdoor elements include a garden with a swimming pool, koi pond and gazebo. The rooftop terrace offers a view of the Washington National Cathedral.

The property "just felt extraordinarily right," Chung told WSJ, although she declined to say precisely what they paid for it.

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