The Obamas will be moving into this swanky home after the White House: Take a look inside

26 May 2016 / 4 months 4 weeks ago

26 May 2016

Come next year, this nine-bedroom mansion in a posh Washington suburb will have very famous tenants.

US President Barack Obama and his family will be renting this US$6.3 million (S$8.7 million) home in the affluent neighbourhood of Kalorama after his presidency ends, say media reports.

The house is reportedly owned by Joe Lockhart, who served as White House press secretary for former US President Bill Clinton, according to CNN.

A listing for the property, on real estate website Redfin, says the house was built in 1928 and has nine bedrooms spread over three floors.

It was recently renovated in 2012, and occupies an area of 8,122 sq ft.

In March, the US President revealed his family's plans after his term ends in January next year.

He said they would remain in Washington till younger daughter Sasha completes her high school education.

Elder daughter Malia, 17, and Sasha, 14, have attended private school Sidwell Friends in Washington, since their father became the American president in 2009, reported CNN. Malia is due to attend college next year, while Sasha will be a sophomore in high school.

"We're going to have to stay a couple of years in D.C. probably so Sasha can finish," he was quoted by media outlets in March as saying. "Transferring someone in the middle of high school? Tough."

The swanky Kalorama neighbourhood is dotted with mansions and its residents include ambassadors, industry leaders and former politicians, according to the Independent Journal.

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