It looks like the Obamas will be calling the Big Apple home pretty soon! It’s been nine months since Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama moved out of the White House and they’re still eyeing places to live now that Barack has finished two terms as the President of the United States. While the Obamas still call Washington DC home, sources reveal that they’ve been setting their sights on an apartment in a historic building on the Upper East Side in New York City.
The kitchen at 10 Gracie Square, apartment 10G. (Photo Credit: StreetEasy)
Barack and Michelle have been spotted on multiple viewings at 10 Gracie Square in Manhattan, multiple sources revealed to Page Six. The building is near Gracie Mansion, which is where the mayor of NYC resides.
The apartment building was built in 1930 and is 15 stories high, with 43 units, according to Street Easy. At the time of publication, there were four active sales for units in the building and it’s speculated that the apartment 10G — which is currently under contract for $10,000,000 — is the one that the Obamas are purchasing. The unit features nine rooms, five bedrooms, and four bathrooms and it was designed by the renowned Vicente Wolf. It boasts a wood-burning fireplace and custom-colored white oak wood flooring.
One of the living rooms at 10 Gracie Square, apartment 10G. (Photo Credit: StreetEasy)
Of course, since the Obamas are former POTUS and FLOTUS, the building has to be equipped with adequate security — including full-time lobby attendants, a live-in resident manager, and an underground parking garage. Amenities include an in-building laundry and an indoor basketball/squash court — which would be perfect for fitness enthusiast Michelle.
The apartment comes with a hefty price tag, but the Obamas can definitely afford the luxurious space. Barack currently earns $400,000 for speaking engagements and back in March, the bidding for the memoirs of the former president and first lady had reached $60 million for each book, to be sold as a set.