In January 2017, after serving two terms, President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their two children, Malia and Sasha, transitioned out of the White House. But the Obama family didn’t return to their former Chicago home. Instead, they remained in Washington D.C., albeit not in the White House. According to The Chicago Tribune, this was a highly unusual move. Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States, was the last one to remain in the capitol after exiting the White House in 1921.
Surprisingly, the Obamas have managed to live a quiet and relatively private life in the busy city. After renting a home that once belonged to former President Bill CIinton’s press secretary Joe Lockhart, the Obamas paid $8.1 million to become the proud owners of the property, which is located in the upscale Kalorama neighborhood. Let’s take a peak inside this nine-bedroom mansion that the Obamas call home, shall we?
From the White House to a Tudor house
The Obamas’ digs may not be as gargantuan as the White House, but it’s certainly not a shack. According to the real estate listing, their home boasts nine bedrooms and eight and-a-half bathrooms for a total of nearly 8,500 square feet. The house sits on a quarter-acre of land and backs up to mature trees and, further away, a creek.
From the exterior of the home, it has all the markings of a classic Tudor, with its white-washed brick facade and steeply pitched roof, which appears to be slate. The family’s house also sits up from the street, making it look even more stately. A simple curved path of steps leads you to the front entry beneath an aged copper portico. It somehow is both incredibly cozy and impressive all at the same time.
Still, you can’t always tell from a real estate photo just how quiet the area is — or is not. But the former first lady confirmed to Oprah Winfrey that her new home is indeed peaceful. She revealed that she has time for reflection — something that was near impossible during the eight years her husband was president.
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