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.
- PublishedNov 16, 2016, 5:00 am SGT