Here's the Obamas' Next Home

They'll be renting in one of DC's poshest neighborhoods
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 26, 2016 5:05 AM CDT
Here's the Obamas' Next Home
With a sprawling terrace and a castlelike exterior, the home sits on a quarter-acre lot just down the road from the Naval Observatory.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Obama is going to be the first president since Woodrow Wilson to stay in Washington after leaving office—and he'll be living in the same neighborhood. The president, who plans to remain in the capital at least until 14-year-old Sasha finishes high school, has found a new home in the ritzy Kalorama neighborhood long favored by the wealthy and powerful, the Independent Journal Review reports. The Obamas will rent a nine-bedroom, 8,000-square-foot house owned by Joe Lockhart. Obama's new landlord, who moved to New York this year to become a senior NFL exec, is the co-founder of the Glover Park Group consulting firm and was the White House press secretary for two years under Bill Clinton.

The home, which Zillow estimates will rent for $22,000 a month, is in a suitably secluded part of the neighborhood and "does not give off any vibes of ostentatiousness" (e.g., there aren't any ballrooms), the Washingtonian reports. The neighborhood is just 2 miles from the White House, but residents say its calm makes it feel far removed from the city. "You can get almost anyplace in Washington that you want to go to in 15 minutes, but on the weekend, it's like you're in the country," Bart Gordon, a former Democratic congressman from Tennessee, tells the New York Times. Next year, Obama will be his next-door neighbor. "He'll be welcomed to the neighborhood; I just hope he doesn't get too rowdy," Gordon jokes. (More President Obama stories.)

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