Before the presidential election, Ivanka Trump swore up and down that she had no interest in playing any role in her father’s administration. That’s why it came as a surprise this week when reports came in that Ivanka had closed on a home in Washington D.C. with her husband Jared Kushner.
Daily Mail reported that Ivanka and Jared will be moving to the elite neighborhood of Kalorama into a 94 year-old home that was recently renovated. Their neighbors will be none other than the Obamas, who will be living just two blocks away from Ivanka.
Both the buyer and the seller were represented by Washington Fine Properties Executive Vice President William F.X. Moody
“It’s so close to downtown, and it’s about as tony as a neighborhood gets,” Moody said.
Though Moody would not confirm the official address of Ivanka’s new home, the Washingtontian reported that dozens of real-estate sources said the six-bedroom home located at 2449 Tracy Place that was sold in December for $5.5million is where she’s going to move.
This came after the Obamas closed on their own Kalorama mansion right near Ivanka’s for around the same price as hers. The Obamas’ new eight-bedroom, nine-and-a-half-bathroom home was previously owned by Glover Park Group co-founder Joe Lockhart and his wife, Giovanna Gray Lockhart, the Washington editor of Glamour. It has been undergoing major renovations in the past few weeks to prepare for the Obamas’ arrival.
News of Ivanka’s move comes amidst claims that she will be serving as the de facto first lady in Melania Trump’s place while the latter remains in New York City with her 10 year-old son Barron. Melania has always shied away from publicity, so it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to many if Ivanka continues being first lady for quite some time.
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