It’s been a busy few months for Michelle Obama. She started out at the end of June with a relaxing, über luxurious trip to Provence, where she and Barack Obama spent a family vacation with their daughters, Sasha and Malia, at a fancy villa in Avignon.
The former first family then headed to Lake Como, where they went on the ultimate double date getaway with George and Amal Clooney, and now they’re back stateside.
According to TMZ, Obama rented an extremely impressive property for her stay. The home is located on Swallow Drive near Sunset Strip in the Hollywood Hills. It is currently being sold on the market for $22.9 million. And now that there is news that Michelle Obama has stayed in the home, it will certainly get a lot more attention and probably sell.
The modern house features imported materials, gas fireplaces, and custom automated walls of glass throughout, which slide up for an indoor-outdoor living layout. The most unique aspect is definitely the “first ever open-air shark aquarium,” with a living wall canopy. Interesting.
The open kitchen is equipped with white countertops and a center island and is adjacent to a temperature-regulated walk-in wine room. There’s also an entertainment area with a tequila and vodka freezer, per the listing Compass broker Tomer Fridman shares with Westside Estate Agency broker Kurt Rappaport.
The master suite has its own gas fireplace, with a living area, walk-in closets, and even its own kitchenette. There’s also a large private terrace as well as a bathroom with double vanities, a separate tub, and a walk-in, step-up rainfall shower.
The home is not publicly available for rent, however, when a star like Michelle Obama asks if she can use it for the night, the real estate agent jumped at the opportunity. Not only would her visit get the property a lot of attention, but it would also help people see that it is a desirable location within Hollywood Hills.
The Obamas might find the home to be a great addition to their real estate portfolio. Because they own property in Washington D.C. as well as Chicago, it might be a great – and luxurious way – for them to branch their holdings out onto the West Coast.
The home also includes a full movie theater, a humidor room, and a very well-equipped true wellness center, complete with a resistance pool (a true necessity), plunge pool, dry sauna, gym, and massage room.
Outside, there’s a zero-edge pool and spa with multiple entertaining and lounging spaces.
According to TMZ, Michelle Obama is rumored to be checking out the area for a potential permanent home. Now that Barack and Michelle Obama’s youngest daughter, Sasha, has graduated from her high school in D.C., the family could be looking at other options, especially with that Netflix deal.
If they do make the move to the West Coast (or at least pick up a residence in the city), we wonder how the bedroom situation will work out—Michelle Obama previously explained that Sasha got the best room at the Kalorama home, as it’s a two-room suite and “all decked out.” The former commander-in-the-chief didn’t fare quite as well, and is in need of some new closet space—perhaps he’ll finally get that in Los Angeles.