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Now you can live in your very own White House

By Mike Wheatley | February 5, 2016

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to actually live in the White House, and stroll down the corridors of power each morning with a cup of coffee in hand?

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Well, your chances of living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue remain pretty slim, but there are a couple of alternatives in the shape of two replica White Houses that are currently up for sale in the country, giving prospective buyers the opportunity to live a more 'presidential' lifestyle.

The first of these is a scaled-down version of the White House that's up for sale in McLean, Virginia, (not far from the original) which has gone on sale for $3.25 million. The architects built the home based on blueprints from the original building, though the workday wings and staff offices have been omitted from the design. Nonetheless, it's still an awesome sight, sitting on 1.6 acres of land and encompassing 14,000 square feet. The home is complete with seven bedrooms, nine baths, marble floors and a steel-reinforced marble staircase, with many of the fittings replicating the original. There's even an Oval Office, various formal meeting rooms, a chef's kitchen, wine cellar, event room with a 100-person capacity, a home theater and an elevator.

The home was built in 1995 by a Vietnamese emigrant who traveled to the US in the 1970s to study an engineering doctorate degree, only to find himself unable to return home when the war ended with a communist victory. He became a refugee, and later when he made his fortune, built the replica White House in tribute to his new country.

A second replica White House is also available for sale in Dallas' posh Preston Hollow district. This one is a tad more expensive at $15 million, having been reduced from its original $19.5 million asking price. Built in 1996, the Dallas White House encompasses 16,041 square feet and comes with four bedrooms and nine bathrooms, and features a library with a 17th century Louiss XIII fireplace, French limestone and marble flooring, a six-car garage and Louis XIV-styled Italian chandeliers.

Source: RealtorMag

Mike Wheatley is the senior editor at Realty Biz News. Got a real estate related news article you wish to share, contact Mike at [email protected]
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