The Obamas Just Bought Their Washington, D.C. Rental House
Looks like the Obamas will be staying in the Washington, D.C. area for a while. The former first family was originally leasing a nine-bedroom, 8.5-bathroom house in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Now, the Washington Post reports that they have bought the home for $8.1 million. (Previously, President Obama had confirmed that he would be staying in the D.C. area for a few years until his youngest daughter Sasha finishes high school, so she doesn’t have to transfer schools.)
The 8,200-square-foot Tudor home was built in the '20s and underwent a renovation in 2011. Inside the home are refinished hardwood floors, original leaded glass windows that have been refinished, and a sizable kitchen with high-end appliances. Outside, there are two tiers of flagstone terraces and gardens, plus a two-car garage and a courtyard for up to 8-10 vehicles (so there’s plenty of space for Secret Service and other visitors).
According to CNN, the home is owned by Joe Lockhart, President Bill Clinton’s former White House press secretary. The house is located in what is known as the embassy neighborhood, with the French ambassador’s residence just down the street.
Take a look at photos of the home below (courtesy of Mark McFadden), and see more here.