The Obamas are not moving to the Upper East Side

February 14, 2018

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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  1. S

    They like the midwest 🙂