The Obamas Start to Leave the White House to Make Way for the Trumps: Moving Vans Arrive at New Home Where Obama Family Will Live After Vacation in Palm Springs

Getting ready: On Monday afternoon, moving vans were spotted outside the Obamas' new home in the district's Kalorama neighborhood (above)
Getting ready: On Monday afternoon, moving vans were spotted outside the Obamas’ new home in the district’s Kalorama neighborhood (above)

Moving vans were spotted on Monday outside the DC residence that President Obama and his family will be moving into come next week.

The Obamas will will be taking up residence in a 8,200-square-foot-home they have leased in DC, where they decided to stay for two years while Sasha finishes high school.

The $4.3 million home features plenty of room for the Obamas to stretch out – with separate dressing rooms and his and her bathrooms, entertaining space, and a tranquil garden.

The home was built in 1928 and features nine bedrooms and eight-and-a-half baths.

The Obamas are leasing the house from Joe Lockhart, who served as press secretary to Bill Clinton, and his wife Giovanna Gray, an editor for Glamour.

Vice President Biden and his wife Jill meanwhile will depart DC on Friday for Delaware on Amtrak.

New digs: The Obamas will will be taking up residence in a 8,200-square-foot-home they have leased in DC
New digs: The Obamas will will be taking up residence in a 8,200-square-foot-home they have leased in DC
Family vacation: President Obama will fly to Palm Springs on Friday with his wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia
Family vacation: President Obama will fly to Palm Springs on Friday with his wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia

President Obama will be jetting out of Washington DC immediately after Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday and heading to a much warmer climate.

It has been revealed that for his first vacation after he leaves the White House, Obama and his wife Michelle along with their two daughters Malia and Sasha will be heading to sunny Palm Springs, California.

TMZ reports that the family will board a helicopter after leaving the Capitol on Friday which will take them to Andrews Air Force Base, where they will board a government plane for the trip out west.

It will only be a one-way flight however, with the Obamas having to pay for their own tickets home at the end of the trip.

There is a good chance that the Obamas could be staying at the home of Michael Smith and James Costos.

Smith has been the interior designer for the Obamas since they entered the White House, and Costos is a former HBO executive who in 2013 was named the United States ambassador to Spain.

The Obamas have stayed in the couple’s Rancho Mirage home numerous times in the past when they traveled to Palm Springs.

The 11,000-square-foot home was featured in an issue of Architectural Digest back in 2015, which revealed that the residence was purchased as a weekend retreat for the couple.

Swank: The $4.3 million home features plenty of room for the Obamas to stretch out
Swank: The $4.3 million home features plenty of room for the Obamas to stretch out
Palatial: The home was built in 1928 and features nine bedrooms and eight-and-a-half baths
Palatial: The home was built in 1928 and features nine bedrooms and eight-and-a-half baths
Landlord: The Obamas are leasing the house from Joe Lockhart, who served as press secretary to Bill Clinton, and his wife Giovanna Gray
Landlord: The Obamas are leasing the house from Joe Lockhart, who served as press secretary to Bill Clinton, and his wife Giovanna Gray

Smith also spoke about hosting the Obamas at the home.

‘When they were here, it occurred to me that more than 50 years ago JFK had stayed just down the road at Bing Crosby’s home,’ said Smith.

‘The President and Mrs. Obama basically woke up in the morning to the same view of the valley. There was something lovely about that thought.

‘It made me contemplate all the change that has taken place in those decades, contrasting with the timelessness of this beautiful desert landscape.’

Smith and Costos are also making their way home too, with Smith posting photos of their last night in Spain on Instagram over the weekend.

SOURCE: Daily Mail, Chris Spargo