The Obamas just can’t quit D.C. — that is, until Sasha finishes high school. The first family has chosen to stick around the area until their younger daughter Sasha finishes her schooling at Sidwell Friends.
The Independent Journal Review reported Wednesday that the Obamas have selected Kalorama as their new neighborhood. The choice wasn’t much of a surprise to Washingtonians. After all, though Michelle Obama is a regular at the West End Soul Cycle, the neighborhood is a little tight for former White House dwellers.
Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy tried to relocate back to Georgetown on N Street after President Kennedy was assassinated, but the number of people who came by out of curiosity proved to be too much; off to Manhattan she and her family went.
Downtown wouldn’t be suitable either, despite how much the president and first lady love downtown dining. It’s just too urban for a family that needs post-White House privacy.
Their chosen abode is an 8,000-square-foot home on Belmont Road, with nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Owned by Joe Lockhart, its current value is $6.35 million. The house has been without a full-time resident since January of this year, after Lockhart left for New York City to become the NFL’s executive vice president of communications.
Perks include parking for up to 10 cars and a spacious in-law suite, perfect for Mrs. Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson.