While there's still no official confirmation that the Obamas will be leasing a mansion owned by Joe Lockhart and Giovanna Gray when the first family moves in January, we now have interior photos of their alleged new home. Refinery29 has reached out to the White House for comment.
This story was originally published May 25, 2016.
President Obama only has a few more months left in the White House, but it looks like the family will be sticking around in D.C. for a while. After the end of Barack’s presidency, Politico
reports that the Obamas may lease this 8,200-square-foot mansion. Not too shabby.
The home is owned by former White House press secretary Joe Lockhart and his wife, Glamour
editor Giovanna Gray. Lockhart and Gray moved to New York in February after he accepted the job of the NFL’s executive vice president of communications. Politico
reports that the house was built in 1928 and was last sold in May 2014 for $5,295,000. Some highlights of the home and property include an oversized terrace overlooking the gated courtyard, a two-car garage, and an au-pair suite. The home sits on a quarter-acre of land in the neighborhood of Kalorama. Historically, Kalorama has been a popular area for former presidents, including Woodrow Wilson and William Howard Taft, to settle.
The Obamas have long been planning to stay in D.C. after 2016 — so that their youngest daughter, Sasha, can finish high school at Sidwell Friends School. The family's possible new home looks incredible, but they've yet to comment on or confirm the news. All we can say is that while nine bedrooms is a lot, it will still be a bit of a downgrade from the White House's 132.