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Inside The ‘Modest’ $4.3 Million Home Obama Will Move To After He Leaves Office

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The ‘Modest’ $4.3 Million home Obama will move to – President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have leased a spectacular 8,200 square-foot home in one of DC’s most elegant neighborhoods as their first post-White House dwelling. The $4.3 million home features plenty of room for the Obamas to stretch out – with separate dressing rooms and his and her bathrooms, entertaining space, and a tranquil garden.

The home was built in 1928 and features nine bedrooms and eight and a half baths, according to Politico, which first reported the address. The Obama’s area leasing the house from Joe Lockhart, who served as press secretary to Bill Clinton.

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The home in Kalorama puts the Obamas in one of the capital’s most upscale neighborhoods

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The house is decorated in muted pastel shades and the living room looks out onto the garden

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The fireplace is the centerpiece of the living room and can be used in winter

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One of the reception areas opens on to the gardens, which feature a manicured lawn, it’s unclear if it’s a rose garden

 

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The bright living room occupies much of the ground floor and has a classic yet more modern feel to the apartments at the White House

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The house boasts a large reception area, ideal for Barack and Michelle to do a spot of entertaining post presidency
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stairs

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Both the Obamas are known for keeping fit and are likely to take advantage of the exercise room on the upper floor

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Ready for guests: One of the nine bedrooms, which has its own bathroom to the left

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Sasha and Malia are unlikely to need a playroom, so the Obamas are unlikely to keep the configuration of this room, set up for young children.

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One room is currently configured as a home office. Both Barack and Michelle will likely want one each

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One of the rooms is likely to be used by Obama to write the memoirs he is expected to start when he leaves office

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Bathroom

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There are eight bathrooms in the property with the latest mod cons with virtually all the rooms ensuite

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One of the bedrooms is currently set up for younger visitors, perhaps friends of their daughters Sasha and Malia.

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One of the bedrooms, which is currently in use for younger children

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The master suite features a dressing area with extensive closet space, which could be handy for Michelle’s fashion sense

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Mrs Obama will have her own bathroom, which is decorated with images of the first president and his wife

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This will be the Obamas’ post-presidential bedroom. It also has a sitting area and two bathrooms

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A butler’s pantry is off the living room to allow for guests to be catered for.

As well as the public kitchen for entertaining, there is a second kitchen with its own fridge, stove and oven, as well as a washer and dryer

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The stove boasts two ovens and six burners, making entertaining simple

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The gourmet kitchen has a large island for a breakfast bar – but perhaps not room for White House kitchen staff

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The Lockharts have a young daughter and had left some of her toys out while the property was being photographed

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A dining room with wood flooring can serve as an entertainment space, or a place for ‘kitchen table’ discussions about the family budget

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The living room includes a more intimate look, ideal for political chit chats

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