Obama’s former townhouse hits the market

Property, asking $4.3M, is at 640 2nd Street in Park Slope

TRD NEW YORK /
Apr.April 27, 2017 01:20 PM

640 2nd Street and Barack Obama (Credit: Getty Images)

President Barack Obama’s bachelor pad in Park Slope is now on the market.

The brownstone at 640 2nd Street — where the former president lived in his pre-Michelle days — is asking just shy of $4.3 million. Commissioned in 1903, the three-story house has five bedrooms and four fireplaces. At approximately 3,860 square feet, the asking price works out to around $1,113 per square foot.

Obama and his then-girlfriend shared a top-floor apartment in the mid-1980s, after he graduated from Columbia University.

In “Barack Obama: The Story,” author David Maraniss said the brownstone was owned by an employee of the Brooklyn Friends School in Park Slope, where his girlfriend worked as an assistant teacher. Current owners Claire and Michael Robinson have owned the house since 1994, public records show.

Charles Ruoff and Alexis Kravitz from Brown Harris Stevens have the listing.


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