Obamas scope out apartments in posh Upper East Side building

Posted On Mon, October 2, 2017 By

Posted On Mon, October 2, 2017 By In Celebrities, More Top Stories, Upper East Side, yorkville

Barack and Michelle Obama via Wiki Commons; One of 10 Gracie Square’s terraces overlooking the East River, via CityRealty

Yorkville’s 10 Gracie Square is considered “one of New York City’s most prestigious addresses” and “the most desirable residential building overlooking Carl Schurz Park,” over the years attracting the likes of Alexander Woollcott, conductor Andre Kostelanetz, Gloria Vanderbilt, and Madame Chiang Kai-Shek. And now Barack and Michelle Obama may be added to that list, as “multiple sources” told the Post that the former President and First Lady were seen arriving at the Upper East Side building to view apartments. The co-op, located just down the block from the Mayor’s residence Gracie Mansion, has plenty of perks that would likely attract the Obamas, including an indoor basketball court for the hoops-loving Prez, pet-friendly policy (we can’t imagine they’d leave Bo behind), and a super-secure underground drive-in garage that would allow them to enter privately.


Unit 10G, via Brown Harris Stevens listing

As the Post notes, a five-bedroom duplex unit went into contract last week for $10 million, but it can’t be confirmed who the buyer is. This unit was designed by Vicente Wolf and featured on the cover of Elle Decor. It also boasts a private elevator landing, 29-foot central gallery, 11-foot ceilings, views of the East River and Carl Schurz Park, and a master suite with a separate sitting room, dressing room, and spa-like bathroom.

The time of a possible buy makes sense, as the couple just recently dropped daughter Malia off at Harvard for her freshman year and are already settled in their DC home, an $8.1 million Tudor mansion that they bought in June.

[Via NYP]

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