The Obamas are staying put in Washington D.C.
Former President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama have decided to purchase the home they’ve been renting in the nation’s capital. They will purchase the 8,200-square-foot mansion located in the Kalorama section for a cool $8.1 million.
Built in 1928, the home boasts 8 bedrooms and 9.5 bathrooms. It also features separate dressing rooms and a garden — one of Michelle’s favorite pastime. Former White House press secretary Joe Lockhart was the previous owner.
A spokesman confirmed the buy to the Chicago Times-Tribune.
“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,” spokesman Kevin Lewis said.
The former First Family also own another residence in the Hyde Park section of Chicago.
Following their tenure, the Obamas decided to remain in Washington D.C. so that 16-year-old daughter Sasha could finish high school at the prestigious Sidwell Friends. Malia, graduated from the same school last year and will attend Harvard University this fall.
The decision to stay in D.C. was a rare decision, with Woodrow Wilson being the only president to remain in the area following his presidency.
Since handing over the country to President Donald Trump, Barack and Michelle have been enjoying post-presidency life. They’ve jet-setted across the world, traveling to Italy, New York, Palm Springs, French Polynesia, and Germany.
They’ve made a few public appearances as well. Last week, Barack spoke to a crowd of business leaders at a charity dinner in Edinburgh.
See more photos of the mansion below.