Back in March, the Obamas announced that they would remain in D.C. until their youngest daughter, Sasha, graduates high school. Apparently, this home at 2446 Belmont Road NW is good enough for the First Family. And it really does seem to be *almost* as nice as the White House.
According to the Independent Journal, the Obamas have chosen the beautiful, 1920s home as their next residence. It is currently owned by Bill Clinton’s former press secretary, Joe Lockhart, who left DC for New York, where he works as the executive vice president of communications for the NFL. He purchased the home in 2014 for $5.295 million. The home is unlisted (photos are from its previous listing), and the Obamas are said to have negotiated privately with Lockhart.
The 8,200-square-foot home has nine bedrooms, eight and a half bathrooms, gardens, and room for 8-10 cars to park — necessary for Obama’s security detail. Also good for security is the home’s proximity to embassies and the Vice President’s home at the Naval Observatory.
Obama will be the first president since Woodrow Wilson to remain in DC after his term is over.