Here’s Where the Obamas Will Live After Leaving the White House
President Barack Obama is slated to leave office next January, and he’s already got a new place lined up after living in the White House for the past eight years.
The president and First Lady Michelle Obama will lease a mansion in Washington, D.C., which is owned by former President Clinton White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart and Glamour Washington Editor Giovanna Gray, sources told Politico.
The 8,200-square-foot mansion—built in 1928—has nine bedrooms and eight and a half bathrooms. Real estate website Redfin estimates that it’s worth approximately $6.4 million. Lockhart and his family moved to Manhattan after he took a job with the NFL as its executive vice president of communications.
The mansion in the DC neighborhood of Kalorama was last sold in May 2014 for $5,295,000, Politico reported. It also has a two-car garage and a parking lot for as many as 10 vehicles.
The Kalorama Triangle District, meanwhile, presents “a visually rich medium composed of picturesque streets lined with rows of three- and four-story dwellings and anchored by solid blocks of multi-family apartments. Together, the form, size, scale, and the ornament materialize into a significant period piece,” the National Park Service says.
The Obamas will stay in the Washington, D.C.-area once his final term is done. The reason is so his daughter, Sasha, can finish high school at Sidwell Friends.
— Elizabeth Dias (@elizabethjdias) May 25, 2016
Her sister, Malia, will graduate from the school and take a year off before going to Harvard.