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Barack and Michelle Obama buy D.C. rental: Inside the family's new home

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2 June 2017
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Barack, Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama may have moved out of the White House, but they aren't living too far away. The former first family, who moved into a 8,200 square foot home in the neighbourhood of Kalorama, after the former president's term, officially own the nine-bedroom mansion. 

"Given that the President and Mrs. Obama will be in Washington for at least another two and a half years, it made sense for them to buy a home rather than continuing to rent property," Barack's spokesman said about the family's $8.1 million purchase.

Click through to check out the Obama family's home.

Photo: Photo: Getty/Mark McFadden

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The Obama family officially moved into their new home in February 2017, after taking some much needed R&R. The family, who are natives of Chicago, will stay in Washington, D.C. for the next two years until Sasha finishes high school. 

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The Backyard

The house comes with a two car garage and ten additional outdoor parking spaces, formal gardens and a courtyard.

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Front hallway

The house is within walking distance of a Target, where former First Lady Michelle can finally shop, without the watchful eye of the secret service.

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Sitting room

Obama's new house was built in 1928.

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The house, which the Obamas originally rented, last sold for over $5million.

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Dressing room

The house comes with an oversized terrance and an au-pair suite.

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Powder room

While the security detail won't be as high, the secret service is implementing security changes to the residence to make sure the members are safe at all times.

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Living room

Former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton also own a home nearby.

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Living room fireplace

The property was owned by Joe Lockhart, who served as Bill Clinton's press secretary.

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Photos provided by listing agent Mark McFadden were taken inside the residence in 2014.

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The den

According to reports, the house might have costed Mr. and Mrs. Obama an estimated $22,000 a month to rent.

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The former first family will share the neighbourhood with first daughter Ivanka Trump and her family as well as the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos.

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The house comes with eight and a half bathrooms.

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Dining room

The last time a president decided to stay in D.C. after his term was president Woodrow Wilson in 1921.

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The house comes with a sprawling staircase.

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