Zillow, the largest real estate information website, cheekily listed the historical and opulent White House this week for a price of $319 million, a listing that agents would drool for. Zillow also priced it for rent at $1.8 million per month.
The residence, of course, isn’t for sale. The economy, while still tough, hasn’t forced President Obama and his family to downsize.
However, the listing offers an idea of what it’s like to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
It has 16 bedrooms, 35 bathrooms and 55,000 square feet of living space.
Oh, and there’s an underground bunker in case of a nuclear attack.
The house is situated on an 18-acre lot with a plush green lawn and a nicely sized vegetable garden. Tall fencing keeps away all the pesky tourists who visit daily to gawk at the residence.
The listing also goes on to describe the home as a “magnificent 132-room mansion” as the “rarest of homes in the U.S. since it is not only the residence of the U.S. president and his family, but it also has two wings with offices for the president, the First Lady, top staff and aides.”
The White House could be rented for $1.8 million a month. There’s central cooling, a finished basement (that doubles as a nuclear bunker), ceiling fans, barbecue, an attached garage, jet tub and it’s cable ready, the listing says.
Built in 1792, the home was completed at a cost of $232,000. Historical inflation rates go back only as far as 1913, so an accurate assessment of what $232,000 can actually buy today like a home as this is unrealistic.