Barack and Michelle Obama are moving into a $5.3 million home in Kalorama, one of Washington DC’s most elegant neighborhoods, so 15-year-old Sasha Obama can finish out high school at the Sidwell Friends School.
Construction permits obtained by TMZ show the home will be outfitted with an upgraded electrical system, a cat walk over one staircase, as well as his and her offices.
Contractors could be seen at work, with a dumpster, excavator, and tent pitched outside the home. While the home is situated just off the street, Secret Service will be guarding the property and an enhanced security system will be installed.
The dual offices makes sense, since it is believed both the President and Michelle Obama will write their autobiographies once they leave the White House. They could sign book contracts for a combined $20 million to $45 million, according to the New York Times.
The Obamas are leasing the house from Bill Clinton’s former press secretary Joe Lockhart and his wife Giovanna Gray, who works for Glamour magazine. The home was built in 1928 with nine bedrooms and eight and a half baths.
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