It's No White House, but Obama's New $8.1M Mansion Is Still Pretty Freakin' Impressive

Liz Alterman | Nov 15, 2016 Home & Garden
It's No White House, but Obama's New $8.1M Mansion Is Still Pretty Freakin' Impressive
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This post has been updated to include recent information on the Obamas' DC home. 

While it would be incredibly difficult to imagine living in a home as lovely and stately as the White House, it looks like our outgoing president and the first lady are still going to be sitting pretty. Barack and Michelle Obama will reportedly rent a tony Tudor in an elegant Washington enclave. And once you see the photos of this nine-bedroom stunner, you may find yourself asking if you can move in with them.  

From the gourmet kitchen, complete with a butler's pantry, to the gorgeous grounds, there's plenty to love when it comes to this home located in DC's Kalorama neighborhood. The residence boasts 8,200 finished-to-perfection square feet. 

Prepare to swoon over their stately new home. 

UPDATE: On June 1, 2017, Zillow Porchlight reported that Barack and Michelle Obama purchased their rental home for $8.1M. The Chicago Sun-Times quoted the Obamas' spokesperson Kevin Lewis on their decision

"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.”

Another source close to the family stated that they will still own their Chicago home as well. 

  • Not the White House, but...

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    Talk about curb appeal! This home was built in the 1920s but underwent a renovation in 2011, offering the owners old-fashioned charm coupled with modern amenities.

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  • Living Room

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    Stately and elegant yet warm and inviting, this living room would be a lovely spot to entertain (possibly some old dignitary friends and celebrities?). We adore that it's so filled with natural light. Gorgeous.

  • Eat-in-Kitchen

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    This kitchen features ample seating for a casual breakfast or lunch, whether you choose the table or island bar stools. 

  • Family Room

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    This room had us at the built-ins! And those floor-to-ceiling windows leading out onto that terrace don't hurt a bit either. This looks like a wonderful place to relax and enjoy time with family.

  • Gourmet Kitchen

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    We know Michelle loves her healthy dishes, so this gourmet kitchen is a perfect spot to create nutritious meals for her family. Complete with state-of-the art appliances, this kitchen is one space in which we're sure the Obamas will have a ball mixing up some fabulous feasts.

  • Butler's Pantry

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    Who wouldn't love a butler's pantry where everything has a place? That cookbook library is giving us major #recipeinspo.

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  • Master Bedroom

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    Just like staying at a five-star hotel, this master bedroom takes the comforts of home to the next level. At the end of a busy day, retreating to this sanctuary does the body and soul good.

  • Master Bathroom

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    Can't you hear that soaking tub calling you? This is the ultimate oasis.

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  • Guest Bedroom

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    There's ample room for friends and family who want to spend a few days visiting the Obamas and enjoying all our nation's capital has to offer. This is just one of the home's nine bedrooms. It's hard not to adore the long windows and the built-in bookshelves beneath them.

  • Formal Dining Room

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    Look at those gorgeous doors leading to the terrace! This is the perfect setting for a Sunday brunch or an evening affair. 

  • Grand Foyer

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    This understated foyer creates an inviting feel. The flooring has a roaring '20s vibe while the staircase lends a modern twist. Love it.

  • Home Gym

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    We know keeping fit is a priority for the first family so this home gym will probably get plenty of use. 

  • Patio

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    Can't you just imagine Barack and Michelle (and let's not forget dogs Sunny and Bo) enjoying a quiet afternoon on this lovely slate patio?

  • Even More Patio

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    After a nice game of golf, Barack can take a break in this comfy outdoor lounge area. It's a perfect spot for a summer barbecue or casual cocktail party.

  • Living Room

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    This room is the perfect size. It's spacious for hosting a party or gathering but not so cavernous that it loses its warm and welcoming feel. 

  • Dressing Room

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    We already know the FLOTUS has a wardrobe that's beyond our wildest dreams; now she'll have the perfect dressing room to get her glam on.

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  • Home Office

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    While it's not quite the Oval Office, this space has a cozy appeal. After all, what you really need is a desk, comfortable chair, good light, and a little peace and quiet and all that awaits right here (and hey, no legislation to sign, either!).

  • Home Theater

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    Who wouldn't want to relax and catch a flick in this tasteful home theater? Popcorn, please!

  • Second Kitchen/Laundry Area

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    If Sasha or Malia end up moving back home, they could enjoy their own private lair. This certainly makes "living with your parents" seem not so bad at all! 


  • Powder Room

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    This half-bath makes a serious statement with that bold wallpaper. 

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  • The Grounds

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    Okay, so it's not the South Lawn, but it's still pretty darn spacious and stunning. 

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