Saturday 10 December 2016

Post-presidential pad: Obamas set to move into $6.4m Washington mansion after election

Published 26/05/2016 | 10:48

The Obamas are set to move into a palatial home in the Kalorama neighbourhood of Washington DC. Photo Credit: MRIS.com
The Obamas are set to move into a palatial home in the Kalorama neighbourhood of Washington DC. Photo Credit: MRIS.com

It might be difficult to wave goodbye to The White House, but the blow will surely be lessened by the dreamy pad set to house the Obamas after this year’s presidential election.

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President Obama and his wife Michelle are getting set to lease the 8,200sqft mansion in Washington DC, which is valued at $6.4m (€5.7m).

The red-brick building is a little bit more low key than the family’s current digs and boasts nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The perks of the White House might be longed for after the move however, as the new house is lacking in a movie theatre, bowling alley and a basketball court.

According to Politico, the First Family will not be far from the goings-on at the White House as Kalorama is just two miles from the president’s abode.

The Obamas are set to move into a palatial home in the Kalorama neighbourhood of Washington DC. Photo Credit: MRIS.com
The Obamas are set to move into a palatial home in the Kalorama neighbourhood of Washington DC. Photo Credit: MRIS.com
The Obamas are set to move into a palatial home in the Kalorama neighbourhood of Washington DC. Photo Credit: MRIS.com
The Obamas are set to move into a palatial home in the Kalorama neighbourhood of Washington DC. Photo Credit: MRIS.com
The Obamas are set to move into a palatial home in the Kalorama neighbourhood of Washington DC. Photo Credit: MRIS.com

The mansion was built in 1928 and sits on a quarter of an acre, which boasts magnificent gardens ideal for the first dogs Bo and Sunny.

The couple plan to remain in Washington for the foreseeable future to allow their youngest daughter Sasha (14) to finish high school in the city. The couple’s eldest daughter Malia is set to take a gap year ahead of beginning in Harvard University in autumn 2017.

U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia (L) and Sasha (R) pose for a family portrait with their pets Bo and Sunny in the Rose Garden of the White House on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia (L) and Sasha (R) pose for a family portrait with their pets Bo and Sunny in the Rose Garden of the White House on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)
The Obamas are set to move into a palatial home in the Kalorama neighbourhood of Washington DC. Photo Credit: MRIS.com
The Obamas are set to move into a palatial home in the Kalorama neighbourhood of Washington DC. Photo Credit: MRIS.com
The Obamas are set to move into a palatial home in the Kalorama neighbourhood of Washington DC. Photo Credit: MRIS.com
The Obamas are set to move into a palatial home in the Kalorama neighbourhood of Washington DC. Photo Credit: MRIS.com

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