30 June 2016

Home Finder – Celebrity Home Front


President Obama

NEARING the end of his eight years in office, President Obama and family have chosen a home in the ritzy Kalorama neighbourhood of Washington DC to rent while his youngest daughter, Sasha, finishes high school.

The 8,200-square-foot home was built in 1928 and has nine bedrooms and eight and a half bathrooms.

It last sold in 2014 for $5,295,000 and features a castle-like brick exterior and sits on a quarter-acre lot just down the road from the Naval Observatory, the vice president’s official residence.


The Queen

A SPRAWLING Grade II listed 250 acre estate that was the home to the Queen’s grandparents, the Earl and Countess of Strathmore, is up for sale with an asking price of £30million.

Woolmers Park in Hertfordshire is an historic Georgian country home and as well as 250 acres, it comes with a polo complex, eight separate buildings and a swimming pool.

The stunning estate, which was most recently sold in 1997, has now been put on the market with Savills and Knight Frank in what is regarded as one of the most historic homes to come up for sale this year In the 1920s, the estate was bought by the Earl and Countess of Strathmore, Claude and Cecilia Bowes Lyon, the parents of the Queen Mother.

As young children princesses Elizabeth and Margaret would regularly stay at the country retreat with their grandparents.


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