Are the Obamas buying an apartment at this UES co-op building?

10 Gracie Square is just down the street from Mayor Bill de Blasio's house

New York /
Oct.October 02, 2017 12:25 PM

Exit swamp, enter luxury.

Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are eyeing an Upper East Side apartment at 10 Gracie Square, a tony co-op Building Near East End Avenue that’s been a home to the likes of Gloria Vanderbilt and real estate scion Eric Rudin.

If the Obamas make a deal, it would be their second home purchase of the year, after picking up a Kalorama, Washington, D.C., manse for $8.1 million in June, an 8,200-square-foot estate that the family previously rented.

The New York Post, which reported on the Obamas visit to 10 Gracie Square, did not specify which unit they had toured, but a duplex apartment at the building recently sold for $10 million. Real estate sources who spoke to the reporters speculated that this was the apartment the Obamas bought, but the Post was unable to confirm.

Listings website StreetEasy shows that unit 10G, a nine-room residence featured on the cover of Elle Decor, went into contract last week.

A penthouse at the building is listed on StreetEasy for $12.75 million, and a duplex is also on the market for $15 million.

The historic building, which features an indoor basketball court, fitness room and lots of security, is located just a few blocks south of Gracie Manson, the official home of Mayor of Bill de Blasio.

Earlier this year, a Park Slope townhouse that was home to Barack Obama in the 1980s hit the market, asking $4.3 million. [NYP] — Will Parker


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Here are the week’s top luxury sales
Here are the week’s top luxury sales
Here are the week’s top luxury sales
Clockwise from left: John D. Rockefeller, Izzy Englander, Steven Mnuchin, David Koch, Jacqueline Bouvier, and William Zeckendorf (Credit: Getty Images and StreetEasy)
For 15 years, David Koch lived at the world’s “richest building”
For 15 years, David Koch lived at the world’s “richest building”
Here are the week’s top luxury sales
Here are the week’s top luxury sales
Here are the week’s top luxury sales
Chinese President Xi Jinping (Getty)
Chinese regulators ease some real estate controls
Chinese regulators ease some real estate controls
48 East 81st Street
5 enviable abodes on the Upper East Side
5 enviable abodes on the Upper East Side
(iStock)
Rents in New York and South Florida metros surged more than 30%, led nationwide rise
Rents in New York and South Florida metros surged more than 30%, led nationwide rise
Children’s Magical Garden at at 157 Norfolk Street (Google Maps, Facebook)
Children’s Magical Garden claps back against developer who claimed defamation
Children’s Magical Garden claps back against developer who claimed defamation
432 Park pad trades for $26M, supertall’s priciest deal since 2019
432 Park pad trades for $26M, supertall’s priciest deal since 2019
432 Park pad trades for $26M, supertall’s priciest deal since 2019
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...