The Obamas are going to take up residence in Washington’s tony Kalorama neighborhood after leaving the White House, inhabiting the home of Bill Clinton Press Secretary Joe Lockhart, who apparently cashed out nicely.
From Politico’s Playbook:
President Obama and the First Lady will lease the Kalorama, D.C., mansion of Joe Lockhart and Giovanna Gray to start their post-presidency, real-estate sources tell Playbook. According to online real-estate information, the 8,200-square-footer was built in 1928 and has nine bedrooms, plus eight and a half baths. Obama said in March that he’ll stay in D.C. after leaving office so that his younger daughter, Sasha, can finish high school.
The Lockharts have moved to Manhattan, where Joe is the NFL’s EVP of communications, and Giovanna handles special projects for Glamour magazine.
Nope, unlike the Clintons, they won’t be departing the White House broke. Here’s a look, courtesy of Washingtonian.
Nice. A man’s home is his castle . . . sometimes literally.
Lots of room in the kitchen for the chefs!
It’s amazing the dough you can accumulate from a life of community organizing and public service.