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'Western White House' Is Up for Sale

Richard Nixon's former oceanfront estate in San Clemente on the market for $63.5M
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2018 7:37 AM CDT
This May 1969 file photo shows the house that would soon become the California home of President Richard Nixon and his wife, Pat, in San Clemente, Calif.   (AP Photo/Hal Filan, File)
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(Newser) – A little piece of history is on the market in California. An oceanfront estate in San Clemente once owned by Richard Nixon and dubbed the Western White House while he was in office is up for sale for $63.5 million, reports the Los Angeles Times. Nixon hosted everyone from Leonid Brezhnev to Frank Sinatra at the 5.45-acre estate, now owned by former pharmaceuticals exec Gavin Herbert. In addition to a 9,000-square-foot main house, the walled estate features a guesthouse, swimming pool, tennis court, greenhouse, 450 feet of beach front, and—given its location on an isolated bluff—panoramic ocean views. See a photo gallery here. (Read more Richard Nixon stories.)

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