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'Freddy's BBQ Joint' from 'House of Cards' for sale

Here's your chance to own Frank Underwood's favorite restaurant.

A vacant storefront in Waverly, better known as "Freddy's BBQ Joint" to fans of the Netflix original series, is for sale.

Owner Mahmut Nazli is selling the property at 2601 Greenmount Ave. for $119,000, although he says he would also be open to renting the four-bedroom house.  The property's most recent assessment put its value at $21,000, according to the state's real estate database.

Nazli said he was surprised when "House of Cards" producers asked him if they could film in the storefront.

The crew did some renovations to the space, adding walls and shelves, which he asked them to leave.

"They were supposed to change it back, but I asked them not to," he said.

While the property has been vacant recently, it was formerly a fried chicken restaurant, a book store and a community center, Nazli said. He thinks it would make a good coffee shop or gyro restaurant.

Freddy's is Majority Whip/Vice President/ President/ Machiavellian schemer Underwood's favorite place to eat in the show's D.C., thanks to a friendly owner and a taste that conjure up his South Carolina home.

Nazli said the crew allowed him to stay while they were filming at his property.  He said he saw Kevin Spacey, who plays Underwood, but did not speak with him.

Still, that was enough to make him a fan of the show.

"I watched Season One and now I'm going to watch Season Two," he said.

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