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Welcome to Obamaland
Here’s where all the President’s men and women are living—from Greg Craig’s $3-million Cleveland Park spread to Robert Gibbs’s tidy Colonial in Alexandria
Comments () | Published August 1, 2009

When Barack Obama moved into the White House, he brought with him lots of experts, strategists, and friends. Some were insiders who had lived here for years; others were transplants who had to scramble to find a place to live.

Here’s a look at the homes of President Obama’s brain trust.

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State

Observatory Circle

Cost (2000): $2.9 million.

Assessed value: $4.9 million.

The President’s former rival sleeps and entertains in this brick Georgian just off DC’s Embassy Row. A stone’s throw from the Vice President’s residence, the six-bedroom house is on a secluded street that’s also home to businessman and Republican fundraiser Wayne Berman and architect Leo Daly. Clinton and husband Bill also own a five-bedroom Dutch Colonial in Chappaqua, New York, which they bought in 1999 for $1.7 million.

Jonathan Favreau, chief speechwriter

Dupont Circle

Cost (2009): $395,000.

Assessed value: Not available; individual units aren’t assessed in cooperative buildings.

The President’s 28-year-old wordsmith bought a one-bedroom, one-bath unit in the Chastleton, an eight-story Gothic-style building at 16th and R streets, Northwest. Homeownership is a big change for the heartthrob, who shared a house in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood with six Obama campaign staffers before moving to Washington.


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