October 27, 2016

Buy Your Own White House

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Buy Your Own White House

Home buyers now have a chance to live in their own White House, though it won't carry the infamous 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue address. Two replicas of the White House are currently for sale across the U.S., offering buyers an opportunity to feel presidential in their own estate.

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In McLean, Va., just outside Washington, D.C., a scaled-down version of the White House is for sale for $3.25 million. The home was created using blueprints from the original, but omits the staff offices and workday wings. The home was created as a patriotic gesture by a Vietnamese man in the 1970s pursuing an engineering doctorate degree who couldn’t return to Vietnam due to the war. The U.S. had taken him in as a refugee. He decided to build a replica of the White House as a tribute to his new homeland.

The White House replica, built in 1995, sits on 1.6 acres and boasts 14,000 square feet. The home boasts seven bedrooms, nine baths, marble floors throughout, steel-reinforced marble staircase, and 11-foot ceilings and foyer moldings that are a duplicate of the original. The home also features an oval office, formal rooms, chef’s kitchen, wine cellar, home theater, elevator, and an event room that can accommodate up to 100 people. View the listing.

In the posh Preston Hollow district in Dallas, you can also find a White House replica for sale. The White House look-alike was recently reduced in price from its original list price of $19.5 million to $15 million. The home was built in 1996 and the 16,041-square-foot home includes four bedrooms, nine bathrooms, French limestone and garbled marbled flooring, six-car garage, and a library with a 17th century Louis XIII fireplace, and Louis XIV-styled Italian chandeliers. View the listing.

Source: and “A Mansion in Dallas That Looks Like the White House Gets a Price Cut,” Houston Chronicle (Jan. 13, 2016)