Most importantly, the building has strong security, including an underground drive-in garage, from which they could directly access their apartment without stepping outside. The Page Six report also says a duplex apartment at the location went into contract last week for $10 million, and real estate insiders are speculating that could be the Obamas’ new NYC pad, although this could not be confirmed at press time.
The apartment was designed by architect Daniel Romualdez and features five bedrooms, four baths, a library with a wood-burning fireplace, and views of the East River.
If you’re wondering if the Obamas can afford a location like that, the answer is YES. Especially given reports that the bidding to the rights for their joint book deal had skyrocketed to a record $60 million earlier this year. On top of that, the former POTUS is getting a reported $400,000 per speaking engagement. Michelle, also a Harvard-trained lawyer, has taken a much more outspoken role at appearances and in the media. That means she’s getting paid the big bucks, too
So if they make the move, what will they do with their recently purchased $8.1 million nine-bedroom, 8,200-square-foot, Tudor-style mansion in the Washington, DC, neighborhood of Kalorama? Well, we don’t know, but couples as wealthy as they are often have more than one residence.
A spokeswoman for the Obama family declined to comment.
The former president has tweeted his and Michelle’s support for the victims of Sunday nights mass shooting in Las Vegas:
“Michelle & I are praying for the victims in Las Vegas. Our thoughts are with their families & everyone enduring another senseless tragedy.”
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