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Gradient Cribs: Let’s check out the Obamas’ post-White House house.


Politico got a scoop on where the Obamas are headed after their time at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is up, so let’s take a Gradient spin through the place and see how it stacks up. It’s a nice little (sort of) 9-bedroom number in Washington D.C. President Barack Obama is one of the few Commanders-in-Chief who plans on staying in DC after his term is up (or IS it?), reportedly so that his younger daughter can finish up school (uh-huh. Suuuure.)

So, here’s the place.


Fancy! Lots of space for Bo and Sunny to romp around while they enjoy their post-First Dog years. But where do friends and guests hang out when they come over for a long weekend?


Looks like a terrific spot to entertain family and friends, with a modern yet tasteful decor. Feeling it.

But after we’ve passed around the introductions, where can we retire for a drink and some evening chit-chat?


Now we’re talking. This is obviously not the actual furniture the Obamas will bring into the house, but it should be, because it already exudes Michelle Obama’s “fun mom” vibe. But now, our tour is all over and it’s time to crash.


Ah, that’s nice. A great place to get a little shut-eye and dream about your third term.

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