Mansion where Obama lived as a senator is asking for $1.27 million
A Washington, D.C. mansion where former President Barack Obama lived during his years as a senator is up for sale for $1.27 million.
The property is a two-unit multi-family home, including the first-floor apartment where Obama lived. The mansion is less than a mile from Capitol Hill and provides access to the US Capitol and the offices of the Senate and House, according to Mansion Global.
“It’s kind of a humble home,” Realtor Linda Pettie of Coldwell Banker Realty told The Post, adding that location is everything, though.
Located on the east side of Stanton Park, Obama rented the unit during his time as a senator representing Illinois from 2005 to 2008 – and while running for president.
“He lived in that apartment on the first floor. And then the other part of the house was rented out to another party,” Pettie added.
Plus, in spring, the house overlooks the district’s famous cherry blossoms.
The main unit, spanning the second and third floors, features two bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. As you step inside you are greeted by sunlit living spaces. The kitchen overlooks Stanton Park.
Features include wooden floors and a fireplace. Patio doors from the lounge lead onto an iron deck at the rear, giving access to the rear garden, with off street parking for one car.
Upstairs are the bedrooms, a full bathroom with a shower/tub and a laundry room.
The first-floor apartment where Obama lived and was on display by special appointment is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit currently rented for $1,500 a month.
The lease will run until the end of January 2024, the listing said, adding that it “will provide an excellent opportunity for potential rental income or flexible living arrangements”.
In 2008, Obama, now 61, told “60 Minutes” that the space had a “vintage, frat house, pizza, empty bottle feel,” and he was teased for being the only senator whose staff had better DC places to stay. .
Former First Lady Michelle Obama said she visited the apartment but never slept there.
“I watched it long enough to know I wasn’t going to stay there,” the Princeton and Harvard alum said in the “60 Minutes” interview.
During Obama’s first presidential campaign, members of the Secret Service advised that it would be easier to keep an eye on him if he was in a hotel, and he left.