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.
The home in Kalorama puts the Obamas in one of the capital’s most upscale neighborhoods
The house is decorated in muted pastel shades and the living room looks out onto the garden
The fireplace is the centerpiece of the living room and can be used in winter
One of the reception areas opens on to the gardens, which feature a manicured lawn, it’s unclear if it’s a rose garden
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
The house boasts a large reception area, ideal for Barack and Michelle to do a spot of entertaining post presidency
Both the Obamas are known for keeping fit and are likely to take advantage of the exercise room on the upper floor
Ready for guests: One of the nine bedrooms, which has its own bathroom to the left
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.
One room is currently configured as a home office. Both Barack and Michelle will likely want one each
One of the rooms is likely to be used by Obama to write the memoirs he is expected to start when he leaves office
There are eight bathrooms in the property with the latest mod cons with virtually all the rooms ensuite
One of the bedrooms is currently set up for younger visitors, perhaps friends of their daughters Sasha and Malia.
One of the bedrooms, which is currently in use for younger children
The master suite features a dressing area with extensive closet space, which could be handy for Michelle’s fashion sense
Mrs Obama will have her own bathroom, which is decorated with images of the first president and his wife
This will be the Obamas’ post-presidential bedroom. It also has a sitting area and two bathrooms
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
The stove boasts two ovens and six burners, making entertaining simple
The gourmet kitchen has a large island for a breakfast bar – but perhaps not room for White House kitchen staff
The Lockharts have a young daughter and had left some of her toys out while the property was being photographed
A dining room with wood flooring can serve as an entertainment space, or a place for ‘kitchen table’ discussions about the family budget
The living room includes a more intimate look, ideal for political chit chats