It has been a good month, professionally speaking, for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who saw a number of legislative successes – from the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to the passage of the 9/11 health care bill.

And now comes news of yet another win for New York’s junior senator – this time on the domestic front. The Register-Star reports Gillibrand and her husband, Jonathan, have finally sold the historic home they’ve been trying to unload for some nine months.

On Dec. 5, the couple sold their five-bedroom house with Hudson River views for $1.3 million to Time magazine managing editor Richard Allen Stengel and his wife, Mary Pfaff Stengel.

The property first went on sale in April at a price of $1.71 million. By October, it had dropped to $1.48 million. A Gillibrand spokeswoman told the paper that the senator, who spends much of her work week in Washington, D.C., wanted to move with her husband and two young sons to Albany to be closer to family.

The Gillibrands have owned this house for seven years. At first, it was a part-time residence, as Gillibrand, a Capital Region native, was wrapping up her life in NYC in preparation for her first run for public office.

This became an issue in her 2006 campaign against then-GOP Rep. John Sweeney, who sought to portray his Democratic opponent as a carpetbagger out of touch with upstate values.