The Obamas' New Home in Washington, D.C. Gets Security Improvements



The logistics of moving are a headache even under the best of circumstances, so we do not envy what the Obamas are going through right now. The outgoing First Family is preparing to trade the White House for some new digs in the nice Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where they plan to stay until Sasha graduates high school in two years. But while former presidents don't get all of the security measurements of a sitting POTUS, protection is still paramount. That means they can't just move into any house. As such, the Obamas' $5.3 million new home is getting some last-minute mandated security upgrades.
According to PopSugar, a brick wall is being built in front of the house—a development that seems a bit ironic given Donald Trump's promise to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Additionally, the garage is being converted into an office, potentially the spot where Michelle or Barack Obama will pen their next memoir.
Given the Obamas' reputation for excellent style, it's no surprise that their new home looks lovely. The four-story D.C. rental currently has nine bedrooms, eight baths, and one half bath. An unlisted amenity? Some popular neighbors. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are moving into a home that's just two blocks away and Jeff Bezos recently purchased the largest home in the district close by as well. The block party should be a blast.

News Via Architectural Digest