See inside the $5.3 million Washington, DC, home that the Obamas will reportedly move into after they leave the White House

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It’s not the White House, but it’ll do.

The Obamas have settled on a post-Pennsylvania Avenue house to call home after the president leaves office at the end of this year, according to Politico. They will lease the home until their younger daughter, Sasha, leaves high school.

The home was listed for sale at $5.3 million before going off the market in May.

Though it’s smaller than their current, more famous abode, it’s still a lavish residence in a desirable area of the nation’s capital. It was built in 1928, with 8,200 square feet and nine bedrooms.

It’s being leased to the Obamas by Joe Lockhart, President Bill Clinton’s former press secretary.


The Obamas are trading white for brick at their newly leased mansion in the Kalorama section of DC.


It’s completely gated and private, though it sits close to the road.

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The gated driveway has plenty of space for Secret Service vehicles.

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Fake gas lanterns flank the entrance.

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Going inside is a bit like stepping back in time.

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The living room is stately.

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The fireplace and mantle lend the home a rustic charm.

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There are ample seating areas throughout the space.

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The family room has a wall of sunny windows overlooking the garden out back.

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The real family room is downstairs, though.

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The kitchen is bright and updated, with marble countertops and luxury appliances.

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It’s also quite long.

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Next to that is a large dining room — perfect for dinner parties.

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Upstairs, the master suite has an attached sitting area.

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A dressing room …

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A study …

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And plenty of bathroom space.

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There are nine bedrooms in the home in total.

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There’s also another study upstairs, but the Oval Office it is not.

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The laundry room in the basement doubles as a second kitchen.

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Out back, the neat garden has plenty of room for relaxing and sunning outdoors.

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