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martha's vineyard

No one wants to buy the Obamas' former holiday home

The mansion’s multi-million dollar price tag has already been chopped.


THIS ISN’T JUST an ordinary picturesque Martha’s Vineyard estate — it has a presidential pedigree.

President Obama and his family rented this sprawling 650-square-metre mansion for an entire summer in 2013, according to The Wall Street Journal.

But that seems to not have made the house, on an island off Cape Cod in Massachusetts, any easier to sell.

Now it’ll be just a little bit cheaper to live like the First Family all year round.

The house, which listed only three months ago for $22.5 million (€19.94m) has already gotten a 15% price chop.

Sotheby’s International Real Estate has the listing.

The Wall Street Journal notes that the rural town’s seclusion was what drew the Obamas to the property.

Sitting on over nine acres of land, the home affords amazing views of Atlantic ocean.


A private driveway leads to the estate, which includes a half basketball court and a dock, and access to three private beaches.


With a 6,967-square-foot home designed by Seattle architect Rick Sundberg and landscape by Steve Stimson, the property’s interior and exterior blend seamlessly.


Long hallways are perfect for an extensive art collection or family photos.


An open living room with a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows brings the outdoors in.


Look out onto the water while you play a friendly afternoon game of chess.


The gourmet kitchen has a walk-in butler’s pantry and television, so the kids can hang out nearby while you cook.


This sitting area off the kitchen is another great addition for families.


In the master-bedroom wing, the first couple had their own private deck with one of the home’s five outdoor showers.


The master suite’s two full baths, large closets, and separate changing room promise plenty of independent space.


On chilly nights, cross the oak and radiant-heated limestone floors and take a dip in the marble tub.


Meander down to the guest wing and you’ll find three more bedrooms, two full baths, and a changing room.


If children occupy the guest wing, visitors can stay in the detached two-bedroom cottage. It may not look glamorous, but it guarantees privacy.


A large backyard permits your pup to run around and play under the sun.


There’s also this heated pool.


The outdoor terraces are a great place to listen to the nearby waves tumble.


On hot days, head over to the enclosed patio to escape the heat without sacrificing the gorgeous view.


This isn’t just a great family home — it’s also pretty romantic.


- Brittany Fowler and Dennis Green

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