The Obamas may be moving uptown.
Page Six reported Monday that the Obama family had been considering buying a $A12.77 million condo on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
The Obamas have reportedly been seen entering and exiting a building on Gracie Square. Property records show that a nine-room duplex at that building went into contract on September 26, which sparked the purchase speculation.
The building itself is 15 floors and was built in 1930. The listing calls it “one of the foremost elegant and coveted buildings in New York.”
It has an indoor squash or basketball court for residents as well as lobby staff and a “live-in resident manager.” One of the most important features: a private drive-through for easy drop-off — a feature that could be essential for someone under Secret Service protection.
A spokesperson for former President Obama did not immediately return Business Insider’s request for comment.
Earlier this year, the Obama family reportedly purchased the Washington, DC mansion they had been renting since leaving the White House. The purchase price was $A10.34 million. They also own a home in Hyde Park in Chicago and were rumoured to be looking at vacation homes in Martha’s Vineyard, though a spokesperson for the family has said that those rumours were not true.
Take a look around the luxurious duplex apartment, which was listed by Brown Harris Stevens until it went into contract last week.
It features a design by Vicente Wolf and was featured on the cover of Elle Decor, according to the listing.
There are two floor plans that a buyer can choose from, one of which changes the master bedroom's sitting room into an extra bedroom. That brings the bedroom total to five.
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