American television personality and conservative political commentator Tucker Carlson is known for hosting “The Tucker Carlson Show” on Fox News and stirring up controversy. Where does he stay when he’s not on air?
Tucker Carlson lives in Florida’s Gasparilla Island. Before his move to Florida, Tucker Carlson resided in Washington, D.C, although he sold his Washington home in 2020.
Tucker Carlson has generated his fair share of controversy both on-screen and off-screen for his remarks on “The Tucker Carlson Show,” and he’s made a hefty profit doing so.
Florida Home on Gasparilla Island
Paleoconservative political pundit and Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson snapped up a gorgeous home on Florida’s Gasparilla Island in the summer of 2020.
The $2.9 million home in the private and elite community is roughly 3,000 square feet, according to a report from Dirt.
This square footage includes a sprawling main house with three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, with an additional guest house adding an additional bedroom and bathroom to the count.
Tucker Carlson’s purchase of a sparkling new home came just after he sold his stake in the conservative commentary website, The Daily Caller, for an undisclosed amount.
The house is a single-level dwelling featuring terrazzo flooring and wood paneling. Architect Ralph Twitchell designed it.
It is unclear if this is to be his permanent residence, but it appears to be Tucker Carlson’s principal place of residence during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, only time will tell if the political commentator will once again live in the US capital.
Washington, D.C Home
Before his move to sunny Florida, Tucker Carlson lived in Washington, D.C. However, the Fox News host sold his home in the affluent Kent neighborhood in 2020 for $3.95 million.
He didn’t make much profit on the sale, as Tucker Carlson and his wife, Susan Carlson, originally purchased the home for $3.895 million in 2017.
However, profit may not have been the primary motivating factor for the move, as Tucker Carlson experienced some protestors outside of his home before the move. In 2018, an intense group of roughly 20 anti-fascist protestors gathered outside Tucker Carlson’s home.
The Washington Post reported that the protest was about negative comments Tucker Carlson had made about immigrants and was held by Smash Racism DC. Although their motives may have been laudable, their methods were condemned by many for their intensity.
The home itself is approximately 7,400 square feet, with five bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms. It also features a pool, an outdoor shower, and a sauna.
The 2018 protests outside his home were not the only time Tucker Carlson stirred up controversy for his remarks, especially about women and people of color.
The Guardian covered a John Oliver profile of Tucker Carlson, which claimed that the Fox News host is “the most prominent vessel in America for white supremacist talking points.” However, Tucker Carlson has not outright called himself a white supremacist; many claim that the political pundit simply says the same things in a more palatable way.
For example, some point to his inconsistent coverage of the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020 and the Capitol riot in 2021, as he called the former “criminal mobs who destroy what the rest of us have built” and the latter “American citizens who came to their own conclusions.”
John Oliver claimed that Tucker Carlson’s comments are not a singular event but part of a larger pattern of behavior.
This behavior extends to promoting vaccine skepticism during the COVID-19 pandemic, as reported by Forbes.
In a segment on his Fox News show, Tucker Carlson questioned vaccines’ efficacy and falsely claimed that President Biden had said, “you can’t celebrate the 4th of July” if you don’t get vaccinated.
Tucker Carlson rarely outright makes statements regarding these issues but simply makes implications. For example, his message saying, “we have to preserve our heritage and our culture,” might sound innocuous to many but is actually shockingly similar to the white supremacist slogan known as “the fourteen words.”
His comments are incredibly shocking, but people tune in, as his television show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” is one of the most-watched shows on cable television, averaging 3 million viewers a night.