Known as “Omega House,” one Washington D.C. abode has been home to American Congressmen for over 30 years, and the squalor is akin to a fraternity house.
Owned and occupied by State Representative George Miller (D-California), the house’s other current tenants include Senators Charles Schumer (D-New York) and Dick Durbin (D-Illinois); the trifecta are among the most powerful Democratic lawmakers in the nation.
Omega House, which sits just a quarter-mile stroll from the Capitol, was purchased by Miller in 1977 for $90,000, and has been called home by a number of Democrats throughout the years, including former Representatives Marty Russo of Illinois, Leon E. Panetta of California, Bill Delahunt of Massachusetts and Sam Gejdenson of Connecticut.
Per a 2007 New York Times exposé done on the house, Miller maintained no Republican had ever set foot in the dwelling. Given the contentious arena that has been American politics since the article was published, it’s more than likely this statement still registers as valid.
Regardless, whatever your political affiliation is, there’s no argument that these guys do it right in maintaining their home away from home (even down to the weather report for San Francisco…), which they only occupy roughly three nights out of every week.
Senator Schumer claims he has not made his bed in over twenty years, and Miller’s wardrobe is only comprised of “boxers and suits, nothing in-between.” There is an enormous hole in the stove, a cardboard cut-out of the POTUS, vinyl albums classified as relics lining the shelves, a fridge stocked with leftover Bud Light, and a tea pot so old the housemates claim Ben Franklin gave it to them. Rent is only $750 a month, and of course, there is also a rodent problem.
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Well done, gentlemen. So well done, in fact, the house became the inspiration for Amazon’s new web series Alpha House, a comedy depicting four Republican roommates played by John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Clark Johnson and Mark Malloy.
If you ask me, the show is gonna be pretty damn entertaining.
Who knows, maybe one of us will be lucky enough to get a bid from Omega one day…