The Obamas are not moving to the Upper East Side

Posted On Wed, February 14, 2018 By

Posted On Wed, February 14, 2018 By In Celebrities, Upper East Side

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

Dreams of having Barack and Michelle Obama in New York City were dashed this week after a report dispelled any and all rumors about the presidential couple moving to Manhattan. According to New York Magazine, the Obamas are not purchasing the five-bedroom duplex at 10 Gracie Square that went into contract for $10 million last month. On background, a source told the magazine: “It’s not happening. They certainly did not submit an application, and this never got to the point where a deal was even being floated.”

Unit 10G, via Brown Harris Stevens listing

In October, the couple was rumored to have checked out the prestigious co-op building, where A-listers like Alexander Woolcott, Gloria Vanderbilt and Madame Chiang Kai-Shek have all resided.

Designed by Vincente Wolf, the $10 million unit boasts a private elevator landing, 29-foot central gallery, 11-foot ceilings and views of the East River and Carl Schurz Park. Plus, the master suite features a separate sitting room, dressing room and a spa-like bathroom.

Amenities include an indoor basketball court, underground drive-in garage and a pet-friendly policy. Unfortunately, Barack won’t be shooting hoops at this UES building anytime soon.

[Via NY Magazine]


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