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Another of this blog’s recurring features will be recent home sales of interest. Hear of anything?thing“>Drop me a line.

People don’t typically go into public radio to get rich—but for one couple, it at least got them flush enough to plunk down $1.12 million for a five-bedroom homestead at 227 9th St. NE. Barrie Hardymon and Steve Licktieg both work at National Public Radio in radio, she as an assistant editor on Talk of the Nation and he as executive producer of Sirius/XM’s Bob Edwards Show. Before joining NPR, Hardymon worked as a cashier at the Strand Bookstore in New York, a “wine educator,” and as a shopgirl in lingerie stores. Licktieg co-founded Ignite DC, an artsy creative festival thing that happens several times a year.

Perhaps it was the real estate lingo that sold them: “A Sleek Entertainer to make a grown woman blush, and a 2-Car Garage to make a grown man cry,” the listing read. “Large enough for fifty and intimate enough for five. 5 bedrooms, and a master bath you could play bridge in.”

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