Leaving the White House might seem like downsizing, but the Obamas’ post-presidential digs are nothing to sneeze at: An 8,200-square-foot mansion in the Washington’s Kalorama neighborhood, according to Politico.
The President and his family have said they plan to stay in D.C. until their younger daughter, Sasha, is finished with high school.
Although it’s in what Washingtonian.com described as “one of DC’s toniest neighborhoods,” the accommodations will still be a step down from the Obamas’ current digs. “The house does not give off any vibes of ostentatiousness,” Washingtonian.com said, noting that it’s lacking ballrooms or a paparazzi-proof backyard. But while the Kalorama mansion is considerably smaller than the White House’s 55,000 square feet, it’s not exactly lacking in creature comforts, with nine bedrooms, eight-and-a-half bathrooms and a two-car garage, plus a courtyard where up to 10 more can be parked.
The home, which last sold almost exactly two years ago for nearly $5.3 million, is owned by former White House press secretary Joe Lockhart, now a communications executive with the NFL, and Giovanna Gray Lockhart, a top editor with Glamour magazine. The couple moved from D.C. to New York City in February, Politico said.