When President Obama finally leaves the White House he won’t have to go very far. About three miles to be exact. According to The New York Post, “The Obamas are moving into a nine-bedroom mansion in the Kalorama section of Washington — the posh neighborhood of diplomats and DC old money — while younger daughter Sasha finishes high school at Sidwell Friends. But they have apparently been buying real estate elsewhere, too.”
The Daily Mail notes, “The Obamas are reportedly leasing the house from Joe Lockhart, who served as press secretary to Bill Clinton. The home features plenty for the Obama’s to brag about in D.C.’s hot real estate market. It has a gourmet kitchen featuring a six burner stove, according to an online database reviewed by Daily Mail Online. In case the Obamas have grown accustomed to having help around the house, there is a butler’s pantry.”
Yes, in addition to the $5.3 million 8 and a half baths home in D.C., Obama has purchased a multi-million dollar home in Rancho Mirage, California, a community known for its world-class golf courses. This will come in handy for the Golfer-in-Chief, who by January will have spent 270 days of presidency on the links.
No details on the home have been released so far but the Mail notes, “The news comes two years after it was reported that the Obamas were in escrow to to buy a $4.25million home in the community, but the White House denied the reports at the time.”
The Obamas have also purchased a second vacation home in Hawaii, which some speculate is the famous Robin Masters Estate from the 80’s hit show Magnum P.I.
According to Variety, the Obamas, “might be the ultimate beneficiary of an ocean front home in Hawaii that was purchased for $8.7 million via a corporate concern controlled by financier Marty Nesbitt, a frequent golf buddy of the outgoing president. For the record, Mister Nesbitt confirmed his purchase but said that he ‘did not have any partners or co-investors’ and the White House denied any connection between the president and the property, which was featured in the 1980s television series Magnum P.I.”
So if you’re keeping count, that’s three homes on three different coasts, on a salary of $400,000 a year, plus rent free living, 270 days of golf during 8 years in office, and leaving behind $20 trillion in National Debt.
Exit shot of Obama’s Major-Domo greeting him upon arrival at his new Hawaiian home: