I’ve always been curious where Presidents live after their term. President Barack Obama is my favorite as I find him cool and has a great sense of humor. His family is also down -to-earth and First Lady Michelle Obama seems to be a hands-on mom and homemaker. When I saw a link in my Twitter timeline about the Obama’s next home, I had to find out!
Reblogged from today.com
The next Obama family home: Take a tour of their new Washington DC house
By Randee Dawn
Once you’ve lived in the White House, it’s hard to imagine living anywhere else. But in January, that’s what President Obama and his family, Michelle, Malia and Sasha, are going to have to do.
And if reports are correct, they’ve found their next new dream home: an 8,200-square-foot house in the Kalorama neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
The mansion features nine bedrooms and nine baths and was built in 1928. The Ghosts of DC website says it was first listed at $50,000 back in the day; the last sale went to ex-White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart, who still owns the property, for $5.3 million.
The family has decided to stay in the D.C. area after the president’s tenure in the White House ends so that Sasha can complete high school in the area in 2018. They’re planning to rent the place, according to The New York Times. Zillow estimates the monthly rent to be $22,000.
It is a gorgeous brick home, full of spacious rooms that feature hardwood floors, a terrace and gardens (maybe Michelle will start up a new vegetable patch) and a special suite that might work well for Michelle’s mother Marian Robinson, who currently lives with the family in the White House.
The white painted kitchen features an extended table/sink combination topped by white and gray marble.
A gated courtyard should suffice to hold multiple secret service vehicles, which will be needed once the president leaves office.
Photos from HomeVisit.com