For many of us, home is a modern family house, as they talk about on Bompa! with 3 bedrooms, 2 toilet and bath, a kitchen and small backyard for the kids to play in. But the same is not true for famous people particularly politicians. Many people are curious about their homes and envision their grandness or the high tech surveillance systems that protect these political families. While we cannot be sure about the security, we can at least get a glimpse of the homes of the movers and shakers of the political world.
Currently president of the United States, Barak Obama used to live in a beautiful Georgian revival home in Hyde Park in Chicago. It has since become a Chicago tourist spot but visitors are not allowed within the grounds or the house itself. However, taking pictures of the home outside is allowed. The house is located a few blocks away from idyllic Elm Park and Houston Playground Park. Viewing of the home is free, but always expect police and security to be present around the vicinity.
British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha have a very comely Cotswold stone house in the village of Dean near Chipping Norton. The neighborhood is pretty but not cloying. Most of the houses in the village are made of limestone some of which dates back a few centuries. The area also has a great bookshop, theater and cafe. If you are interested in owning a home in this area, there are period cottage for £150,000 and £250,000 cottages which is impossible in the Cotswolds.
Geroge HW Bush
Former president George HW Bush has lived in the West Oaks subdivision of Houston since the early 1990s. Most of the homes in this area are big and modern and sit on very large lots. According to Claudia Feldman of the Houston Chronicles, homes in the West Oaks area are “are nifty, like pages out of a New England tour guide.” Tourists flock to the neighborhood to take pictures. But as with Obama’s home, they are not allowed inside the house or within the grounds. Secret Service serve as security for the Bushes.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has 11 houses total including a home in Armonk, New York. He has 3 properties in the Westchester area including 2 homes in North Salem. His other homes include a 35 acre estate in the Hamptons, another in Southampton, Vail in Colorado, Wellington Florida and properties in Bermuda and London. Aside from being mayor, Bloomberg is also a businessman and philanthropist making it easy for him to acquire prime properties.
American Vice President Joe Biden’s home is in Wilmington Delaware. The Vice President is in residence here when he is not in Washington. Biden’s home has a great view of the lake and nice acreage. According to Noam Schreiber of the New Republic, the then senator found it one night after driving around snooping in the Greenville area looking for the perfect home. He found the property with overgrown grass and boarded up. The developer was going to tear down the house because the land was worth more than the house.
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