Home ‘House Party’ Podcast: Obama Buys a Vacation Home—the Scoop on His $14.8M Fixer-Upper
September 2, 2019
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“House Party” is realtor.com’s official podcast about the overlapping worlds of real estate and pop culture, hosted by Natalie Way, Erik Gunther, and Rachel Stults. Click the player above to hear our takes on this week’s hot topics.
It’s one of the biggest real estate stories of the year: Barack and Michelle Obama are in the process of buying an estate on Martha’s Vineyard. After years of vacationing on the island as renters, they finally found a property they’d like to make their own—and it’s a multimillion-dollar fixer-upper.
Don’t believe us? Take a look at the listing photos! The 7,000-square-foot estate has good bones, and the architecture is typical of a New England seaside estate (white coffered ceilings, expansive windows, exterior shingles, etc.). Plus, it’s on 29 acres, so there’s plenty of room to build out the compound. But the decor is begging to be overhauled.
This week on “House Party,” we discuss the ins and outs of the former president’s palatial new pad, including its location on the island (it’s not close to their beloved Chilmark) and whether it’s actually worth the $14.8 million price tag.
On this episode we also cover the following:
Lunar real estate (yes, we do mean buying property on the moon)
The real-life haunting at “The Conjuring” house
Paint company Behr’s color of the year
This week’s celebrity real estate winner and loser
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