Welcome To The Obama's New Mansion
This is where the former president and first lady settled with their family after leaving the White House, Take a look inside, based on these photos from 2014.
The Obama's House Is A Castle
After calling Washington, D.C. home for eight years, President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have put down permanent roots in the city: They officially purchased the mansion they've been renting, for $8.1 million.
The Obama's Front Door Entrance
The Obamas' new-ish neighborhood is Kalorama, an exclusive and wealthy enclave that is home to a host of politicians and diplomats; Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, as well as Rex Tillerson live there.
The Obama's Grand Foyer
According to The Washington Post, the price tag makes the Obamas' new home the second-most expensive in the neighborhood. Jeff Bezos' $23 million mansion (the former Textile Museum) is No. 1.
The Obama's Grand Entryway Hall Into Living Room
Located just two miles from the White House, the Obamas' new 8,200-square-foot house has nine bedrooms and 8Â½ bathrooms plenty of space for the former first family.
The Obama's Elegant Living Room (Front)
The Obamas purchased the nine-bedroom home through a holding company they control, according to Washington property records posted on Wednesday.
The Obama's Elegant Living Room (Back)
The property was previously owned by Joe Lockhart, a former press secretary to Bill Clinton who is now the top communications official for the National Football League.
The Obama's Living Room Fireplace
'Given that President and Mrs. Obama will be in Washington for at least another two and a half years, it made sense for them to buy a home rather than continuing to rent property,' Mr. Lewis said in an email.
The Obama's Sitting Room
The couple's younger daughter, Sasha, is still in high school. For the short term, at least, she will tether the Obamas to a heavily Democratic city where people are still reeling from the arrival of the Trump administration.
The Obama's Sitting Room View 2
The family has largely kept a low profile here, staying out of the political fray. But both Mr. and Mrs. Obama have traveled extensively in recent weeks. And without mentioning his name, the Obamas have either subtly taken aim at Trump policies or basked in their post-White House popularity.
The Obama's Gourmet Kitchen And Breakfast Area
Last week, Mr. Obama was greeted warmly by Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany in a visit to Berlin a stark contrast to the cool reception Mr. Trump received from European leaders hours later in Brussels. And in recent speeches, Mrs. Obama has hinted at taking on a more vocal role in politics.
The Obama's Gourmet Kitchen Vertical View
'There's just so much more we can do outside of the office,' Mrs. Obama said at an architecture conference in April, 'because we won't have the burden of political baggage.'
The Obama's Gourmet Kitchen Into Family Room
In May, Mrs. Obama criticized a move to change school lunch nutrition guidelines, a signature of her platform in the White House.
The Obama's Gourmet Kitchen 6 Burner Stove With Range Hood
'You have to stop and think, âWhy don't you want our kids to have good food at school?'' she said at a nutrition summit meeting. 'âWhat is wrong with you, and why is that a partisan issue?''
The Obama's Butler's Pantry
The decision to buy a home that sits two miles from the Trump White House may ultimately produce more questions than answers about where the Obamas might live in the long term: They are also keeping their home in the Kenwood neighborhood on Chicago's South Side.
The Obama's Open Concept Family Room
But busy Kalorama is likely to stay inundated with journalists and Secret Service agents for the foreseeable future. Ms. Trump and Mr. Kushner also an adviser to the president have their own large Secret Service details. They rent their home for $15,000 a month, The Wall Street Journal reported in April.
The Obama's Dining Room View
The Obamas' purchase of the Kalorama home reflects an extreme example of the upward trend in big-ticket sales around the area, according to Maxwell Rabin, a broker for TTR Sotheby's International Realty.
The Obama's Dining Room Built Ins
'That's a big number,' he wrote in an email about the home. 'It sold in 2014 for $5.3 million.'
The Obama's Powder Room
Residents have complained of protests against Trump, a deluge of parking problems and photographers that stake out the home of Ms. Trump and Mr. Kushner. But they tend to praise one crucial neighborhood amenity: Crawling with Secret Service agents, Kalorama is really really safe.
The Obama's Master Bedroom Suite
'Thinking of canceling my alarm service,' the lobbyist Tony Podesta, who lives two doors down from the Obamas, wrote in an email.