Presidential Homes: Beyond the White House

Original Post: http://www.move.com/trends/presidential-real-estate/#more-385179

Published By : Beth Kramer on Friday, Feb 18th, 2011, 1:27 pm

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Move Trends salutes our Commanders in Chief with a tour of presidential real estate.

After all, Presidents Day means more than a day off and white sales.

0218obamaAIR Presidential Homes: Beyond the White House (PICS)

44th President Barack Obama: The Obamas purchased this 1910 Georgian

 (at top, and above)  in Chicago’s Kenwood neighborhood in 2005. The home,

which sold for $1.65 million, is on the Historic Register and features four

 fireplaces, a glass doored bookcase, and wine cellar which can hold 1,000 bottles.

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43rd President George W. Bush: George W. and Laura purchased this

8,000 square foot cul de sac home in the north Dallas Preston Hollow

 neighborhood for about $3 million back in 2008.  The 4 bed/4.5 bath home,

built in 1959, features a covered back patio with a large fireplace, a wet bar,

and separate servant’s quarters. W and Laura split their time between Dallas

and their 1,500 acre-ranch near Crawford, Texas.

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President Bill Clinton: 42rd President Bill and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

purchased this Chappaqua, New York home for $1.7 million  in 1999. The Westchester

county 11 room  Dutch colonial was built in 1898. In July 2010,

The New York Times reported that the power couple had been hemming and

hawing over putting an offer on the $10.9 million Clover Hill Farm in toney Bedford Hills.

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41st President George H.W. Bush: The extended Bush family summers at this

compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. Walker’s Point was built by George Herbert

Walker, the 41st president’s grandfather and has been a family home since. The

Maine residence has hosted many world leaders during the 41st and 43rd

presidents’ terms. [Photo (CC) hawk684 via Flickr]

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40th President Ronald Reagan: Referred to as The Western White House,

Rancho del Cielo was the vacation home for President and Nancy Reagan.

The couple bought the property in 1974 towards the end of Reagan’s second

gubernatorial term. President Reagan hosted world leaders including the

UK’s Margaret Thatcher, Queen Elizabeth II and Soviet leader Mikhail

Gorbachev at his retreat. Following President Reagan’s diagnosis with

Alzheimer’s Disease, the couple sold the property to the Young America’s Foundation.

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35th President John F. Kennedy: The Kennedy Compound or Hyannis Port

Historic District was the home of Joseph P. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy,

President JFK, and Senator Robert Kennedy. The six acre Cape Cod waterfront

estate was the main residence of Senator Ted Kennedy from 1982 until his death

 in 2009. The compound served as JFK’s campaign base in 1960 as well as a

summer White House and retreat.

– Beth Kramer, Move Trends Writer

E-mail: Beth.Kramer@move.com

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