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Obama Should Stay in D.C.; Here's Where He Should Live

From the former Embassy of Taiwan to a Massachusetts Avenue Heights mansion that once hosted the Spanish prime minister

Barack Obama is set on staying in Washington, D.C. once his time as President of the home of the brave is over. According to The Washington Post, his reasoning for staying is so that his youngest daughter, Sasha, will be able to finish high school. Because of this, Obama will be the first president since Woodrow Wilson to stay in the District after the end of a term. In order to help him know all of his real estate options, Curbed has put together a few listings, from the former Embassy of Taiwan to a Massachusetts Avenue Heights mansion that once hosted the Spanish prime minister. In order to help him choose which house should be his next home sweet home, be sure to cast your vote on which abode he should invest in.

Location: 2209 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Because Obama is so familiar with the West Wing of the White House, this Kalorama townhome should be right up his alley. This Embassy Row mansion was built in 1911 by Wyeth & Cresson, the same architectural firm behind the West Wing. This listing has been on the market since January 2016, probably because it's been waiting for the right buyer, and who could be better than the President? Some of the highlights inside the $4.5 million abode include that it has eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms in over 8,000 square feet of space. It features multiple fireplaces and chandeliers throughout.

Location: 3425 Prospect Street NW

If the President is as focused on history as we think he is, then he should be able to appreciate the antiquity of this c. 1798-built Georgetown abode. According to the listing, this mansion has a long history of hosting Senators and Presidents and was built by the nephew of George Mason. Over the years, the property has been renovated and updated, but still preserves some of its classic charm. With an asking price of $8.5 million, this abode comes with nine bedrooms and nine-and-a-half bathrooms in roughly 6,500 square feet of space.

Location: 1701 18th Street NW Ph 402

The architects behind the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum and the Duncan Phillips House constructed this Dupont Circle mansion in 1906. More recently, it served as the Embassy of Taiwan before being converted into nine luxury condos. Now, one of its penthouses is on the market with multiple fireplaces, a private rooftop terrace, and a spa. This penthouse comes with one bedroom and three bathrooms in just under 2,500 square feet of space. The asking price totals $1.899 million.

Location: 2850 Woodland Drive NW

Does Obama need something a little more luxurious? How about this $12 million Massachusetts Avenue Heights mansion? This Beaux Arts beauty has had a long history of hosting diplomats, entertainers, and even politicians like the former prime minister of Spain José María Aznar. The former owner of this property, "Patron of Diplomacy" Adrienne Arsht, donated millions to the Kennedy Center and other non-profit organizations around the nation. Some of the most extravagant features in this 1927-built mansion include a pool, 12-seat theater, and marble terraces with views of Rock Creek park.

Location: 3101 Chain Bridge Road NW

This custom-built mansion is located in Kent and offers more than enough space for Obama and his family, with seven bedrooms in over 14,000 square feet of space. It's also the newest property on this list, built in 2004. Each room is drenched in sunlight. Throughout the property, there is gleaming hardwood flooring, high ceilings, and chandeliers. In case any of the Obamas need some R&R, the abode also comes with a pool and spa. If interested, the asking price totals $7.895 million.

Location: 2115 Leroy Place NW

Finally, in case none of the above listings suit Obama's tastes, this Kalorama townhome is up for grabs, asking $3.295 million. With four bedrooms and 5,700 square feet, this four-level stunner offers high ceilings, decorative columns, and a wraparound staircase. To top it all off, there is also an elevator, two-car garage, and skylights.