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The Townhouse Where Obama Lived as a Senator Lists for Nearly $1.3 Million

May 12, 2023 at 10:16 PM PST

A new townhouse just went up for sale in Washington. D.C., and it’s no ordinary residence. The Stanton Park rowhouse at 227 6th St. NE is now a historical location because President Obama lived there while he served as senator of Illinois. The rowhouse has a modest three bedrooms and 2.5 baths and is on the market for $1,279,000 according to Axios.

Former President Obama rented a unit in the Stanton Park townhouse in 2005. According to Bigwig Digs, he described his former home as a place that had a “vintage, college-dorm, pizza, empty-bottle feel to it” in an interview with 60 Minutes.

Unfortunately, former First Lady Michelle Obama didn’t share the nostalgic sentiments. In the same interview with 60 Minutes, the First Lady admitted she refused to stay in his abode while he rented it.

A Sneak Preview at President Obama’s Former Townhouse


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President Obama’s townhouse is far from the glitz and glamour of his peers, or at least that’s what his former landlady Jonnsie Walsh said. She told DC UrbanTurf that Walsh said the apartment is very “plain Jane,” with an old bathroom, a tiny kitchen and a half-sized stove. “It was just a meager space in a convenient location,” she said.

Inside the cozy townhouse, there are two levels, giving the next occupant plenty of room to entertain and unwind.

Despite its minimalistic appeal, the 2,214-square-foot townhouse could accommodate a small family or a future president.

“I really respect people who have money or status or both and can live a minimal existence like he did,” Walsh reportedly told UrbanTurf. Walsh also admitted to keeping a rent check signed by Obama for keepsake.

Currently, Linda Pettie of Coldwell Banker Realty is handling the sale of this property.



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