When they weren’t spending time in D.C., where have our US presidents called home? While some of our presidents have come from modest homes, others have preferred the luxury living that the role of commander-in-chief has afforded them.
Barack Obama: Chicago,IL
The Obamas purchased a 6,199-square-foot, two-story, single-family home in Chicago’s Kenwood neighborhood, in June 2005 for $1.65 million — $300,000 less than the asking price.
George W. Bush:Crawford,TX
In 2000, a year before he took office, George W. Bush bought a 1,500-acre ranch for an estimated $1.3 million. The 4,000-square-foot, environmentally sustainable Prairie Chapel Ranch house is constructed from local limestone, sports tin roofing, and uses geothermal pumps and underground cisterns to collect rainwater.
Bill Clinton: Hope,AR
President Bill Clinton never owned a house before he became president, though his birthplace and childhood home is celebrated by the Clinton Birthplace Foundation, which preserves his childhood history in Hope,Ark.Hope’s “Clinton Loop” is an auto tour route marked with signage.
After Clinton and wife Hillary departed the White House, the couple moved into their Chappaqua home at 15 Old House Lanebefore Hillary ran for aNew Yorksenate seat. With an estimated value of $1.3 million, the five-bedroom Dutch Colonial offers 1 acre and a front door that is 60 feet from a public road.
George H.W. Bush: Kennebunkport,ME
The Bush family compound is situated on Walker’s Point (originally Point Vesuvius) in the town of Kennebunkporton the Atlantic Ocean in southern Maine. The summer home of George H. W. Bush, the 41stU.S.president, the estate was purchased in the late 19th century by St. Louisbanker George H. Walker, and the mansion was built in 1903.
Passed to Dorothy Walker Bush and her husband Prescott Bush, the estate has been a Bush family retreat for more than a century.
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