Former Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen purchased a $1.93 million mansion in Carmel, Indiana, recognized as the state’s gold circle real estate.
The former vice president made an offer a week after the house went to the market on April 1. On May 25, the transaction was completed. Pence seems to have paid more than the asking amount, as the property was originally advertised for $1.8 million.
The house has seven bedrooms and seven and a half bathrooms and sits on five-acres land. It boasts all the amenities, including a dock facing a pond, a large in-ground pool at the back of the house, a fitness room and a one-third-sized indoor basketball court, and a spacious covered porch.
This luxury house was constructed in 2008 and featured a homemade bar, a media room, a study, and multiple living spaces.
The mansion is located in Hamilton County and has a Zionsville address. It’s considered a significant upgrade from the couple’s prior residences before Mike Pence was voted governor of Indiana in 2012 and later became Donald Trump’s running mate. His new home reflects the wealth that several former politicians can obtain after leaving office as a result of book sales and paid speeches.
Pence and his wife bought a small 1,447-square-foot brick house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms in Columbus when he first became a congressman in 2001. According to Realtor.com, it sold for $147,500 in 2013.
Pence has stayed under the radar since leaving office, following a controversial election that heightened tensions with President Trump at the time.
Pence confirmed on June 3 that he had spoken with former President Trump multiple times since Jan. 6. Despite not seeing “eye to eye” on that particular day, he stated that Republican politicians must go ahead in solidarity.
Pence hinted at a possible political campaign in 2024 during his first public statement at the end of April after the Republicans were ousted from the White House.
The former vice president underwent heart surgery at the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Falls Church, Virginia, after experiencing symptoms associated with a “slow heart rate.” Pence underwent a routine operation, which involved installing a pacemaker to help control his heartbeat, on April 14.
When former President Donald Trump nominated Pence for the role of vice president in 2016, he disclosed medical records that showed he was diagnosed with an asymptomatic left bundle branch block.