A Craftsman-style home located in the Manoa neighborhood of Honolulu recently hit the market for $2.2 million—though, for history buffs, the house is arguably priceless. That’s because one of the 1,976-square-foot home’s previous residents was none other than Barack Obama, who lived there from 1964 to 1967 between the ages of three and six. At the time, Obama’s mother was attending the nearby University of Hawaii at Manoa (the former president was partly raised by his maternal grandparents). Though the house could use a little sprucing up, its foundation is still very solid. Built in 1947, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home features a 334-square-foot covered lanai, or porch, as well as a separate 292-square-foot cottage, which could easily be converted into a guesthouse or a vacation rental—it even has its own separate entrance.
Inside, the house is sweet and modest, with hardwood floors and French doors and windows in the living room adding some flair to the residence, and built-ins in the bedrooms offering up ample storage space. The kitchen walls are painted a soft pink hue, with heather gray countertops and white cabinetry. The backyard offers up ample green space to plant fruit trees or flowers or both. According to Realtor.com, the home last changed hands in 2006 for $1.3 million.
Obama’s living circumstances have changed substantially since then: Late last year, the former president and his wife, Michelle Obama, reportedly purchased a home on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, for $11.75 million. The seven-bedroom, eight-and-a-half-bathroom retreat spans 6,892 square feet, and the property includes a detached garage, a barn, and a pool. The former first couple also own a nine-bedroom, eight-and-a-half-bathroom home in Washington, D.C., that they bought for $8.1 million in May 2017.
Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest