From White House to Tudor house

The US$6 million (S$8.47 million) Washington mansion President Obama and his family will be moving into after the end of his term.
The US$6 million (S$8.47 million) Washington mansion President Obama and his family will be moving into after the end of his term.PHOTO: MRIS
The 761 sq m brick Tudor mansion has nine bedrooms, eight and a half bathrooms, a terrace with formal gardens and a courtyard that can fit up to 10 vehicles.
The 761 sq m brick Tudor mansion has nine bedrooms, eight and a half bathrooms, a terrace with formal gardens and a courtyard that can fit up to 10 vehicles.PHOTO: MRIS
When US President Barack Obama leaves the White House in January, he and his family will be moving into a nine-bedroom Tudor-style house in the upscale neighbourhood of Kalorama in Washington, DC. Said to be owned by Mr Bill Clinton's former press se
The living room has been described in news reports as "stately" and "generous". PHOTO: MRIS
The mansion also has an "au pair suite", which could accommodate Mrs Michelle Obama's mother, Marian Robinson.
The mansion also has an "au pair suite", which could accommodate Mrs Michelle Obama's mother, Marian Robinson.PHOTO: MRIS
The home has a clean, traditional aesthetic - similar to that of the White House.
The home has a clean, traditional aesthetic - similar to that of the White House. PHOTO: MRIS
The kitchen features marble countertops and white cabinets as well as a hardwood floor.
The kitchen features marble countertops and white cabinets as well as a hardwood floor.PHOTO: MRIS

When US President Barack Obama leaves the White House in January, he and his family will be moving into a nine-bedroom Tudor-style house in the upscale neighbourhood of Kalorama in Washington, DC. Said to be owned by Mr Bill Clinton's former press secretary, Mr Joe Lockhart, the 8,200 sq ft house, built in 1928, comes with a large terrace and gardens, as well as a porch big enough for between eight and 10 cars. President Obama will be leasing the property, said to be valued at US$7 million (S$10 million), and will count a former congressman and the French ambassador as neighbours. Former presidents are still accorded protection by the Secret Service, so the neighbourhood will be one of the safest in the city. The Obamas have chosen to stay put in Washington, DC, in order to allow their younger daughter, Sasha, to finish high school there.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 16, 2016, with the headline 'From White House to Tudor house'. Print Edition | Subscribe