President Obama Builds His Own Wall: Workers Finishing Renovations On First Family’s New Home

Workers Are Seen Finishing Brick Barrier Around $5 Million DC Home Where Barack, Michelle And Sasha Will Live Post-White House.

Builders are hard at work making sure the Obamas new Washington home is up to scratch, just 14 days before the First Family has to vacate the White House.

Workers were seen at the property on Friday morning, constructing a new wall as part of the ongoing renovations ahead of the President’s arrival.

Photos taken in the DC street also show other work being done on different areas of the home.


Renovations have been ongoing for the past few weeks, after the Obamas said they were moving to the $5.3million home in Kalorama – one of Washington DC’s most elegant neighborhoods – so 15-year-old Sasha Obama can finish out high school at the Sidwell Friends School.

Construction permits obtained by TMZ last month show the home will also be outfitted with an upgraded electrical system as well as a cat walk over one staircase.


There’s already an upstairs office, in addition to the one being built in the garage, suggesting there’s plenty more to come from both Barack and Michelle Obama.

The Obamas are leasing the house from Bill Clinton’s former press secretary Joe Lockhart and his wife Giovanna Gray, who works for Glamour magazine.

The home, built in 1928 with nine bedrooms and eight and a half baths, is tastefully decorated in a white, beige and grey palette.


It comes after it was revealed earlier this week the Obamas will be nearly neighbors with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.

The 35-year-old businesswoman and her real estate mogul husband have completed a deal for a home in the same neighborhood as the First Family, according to the Washingtonian.

The six-bedroom home is located on the 2000 block of Tracy Place, and was sold in December for a cool $5.5million.



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