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23 Houses That Were Once Owned By American Presidents


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Presidents of the United States either were born into wealth or found it somewhere along their ascent to the office. 

With that sort of wealth, Presidents tend to hold some breathtaking and enviable real estate, either buying storied real estate or developing a property into a brand — like the Kennedy Compound or Monticello. 

Here, we take a look at where the presidents slept besides 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, using Zillow's page on Presidential Real Estate to find out what the story is with each of these properties. 

Barack Obama's Chicago House

Right before Obama was elected to the Senate, he bought this home in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood for $1.65 million, $300,000 less than the asking price. 

It's got 7 baths, is 6,199 square feet, and is on a quarter acre lot. The house has central cooling, a detached garage, and a fireplace. 

The house is estimated by Zillow to cost around $1,884,436 right now. 

George W Bush's first home

Bush's first home was in Midland, Texas, He bought the 2,406 square foot home in 1977 lived there until 1985 when George W. moved to Washington to work for George H.W.'s presidential campaign. 

The home is estimated to be worth $176,212

Bill and Hillary Clinton's Chappaqua House

Bill and Hillary Clinton bought the $5.95 million mansion in Westchester County, New York in 1999. Bill apparently was known to hang out in downtown Chappaqua with neighbors. 

The house was built in 1889, has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, and is 5,232 square feet. 

The house is now estimated to be worth $6.84 million.

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