Live Like a President in the Obamas’ Old Seaside Escape
We know we’re deep into all things fall right now, but when a summer seaside retreat of this caliber of prior celebrity tenant opens up, it’s definitely worth checking out. Chilmark House is the 7,000-square-foot home dubbed the “2013 Summer White House” that was once rented by none other than the Obamas themselves. And it’s now up for grabs, with a $17.75 million price tag.
Situated in Martha’s Vineyard, the property does a really great job of blending the area’s signature beachy charm with more modern luxe touches. Massive floor-to-ceiling windows allow plenty of natural light to stream through, providing a view of the surrounding landscape.
A blend of materials adds an almost eclectic feel, incorporating opulent marble in the bathrooms, concrete in the statement-making fireplaces and oak paneled floors throughout.
Per Sotheby’s, the home was designed to showcase art, which explains the skylighted hallways lined with artwork that are almost reminiscent of a gallery. But despite the design-focused intention, the house is far from sterile: It includes many areas to entertain, including a family room, dining room and outdoor seating area.
The home has six bedrooms, five full bathrooms and two half-bathrooms, plus a fully equipped guesthouse. It sits on 9.5 acres and overlooks the ocean from atop a 120-foot vantage point.
Speaking of the ocean, this estate has panoramic views of the water as well as a private beach and private dock, making it ideal for summer activities. Not feeling a dip in the Atlantic? There’s also a heated infinity pool, a half-basketball court and a screened-in porch that let you enjoy the outdoors in different ways.
And if all that doesn’t sell you on this oceanfront gem, maybe this will: A photo of the Obamas from 1996 comes with the house. Consider it a signing bonus.
Originally published on Domino.