The Trump-Kushner family are ready to join the Obama’s in a posh D.C. neighborhood

 

Ivanka Trump and her Jared Kushner will move their family into a $5.5 million home in Washington, D.C., in the same neighborhood where the Obamas recently rented a home to live in after they leave the White House. So, the Trump-Kushner, family will be in Washington very soon.

The two families will live less than two blocks from each other or about a five-minute walk from the two homes. The Trump-Kushner home is located 2449 Tracy Place, N.W., in D.C.’s upscale embassy neighborhood, known as Kalorama.

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The home was purchased on December 22, 2016 and it is a massive six-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 6,870-square-foot mansion.

As Orthodox Jews who observe the Sabbath each Saturday by abstaining from driving, riding buses or trains or using electronics, the Trump – Kushner were seeking a house within walking distance of a Jewish house of worship.

The residence they have reportedly picked, on Tracy Place NW, is about half a mile from TheShul of the Nation’s Capital, a synagogue run by the active Orthodox Jewish organization Chabad. That’s about half the distance of Kesher Israel, the prominent Georgetown synagogue earlier rumored as a likely choice before the couple selected a place to live.

Some of Washington’s highest-profile observant Jews, including Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and longtime senator and 2000 vice presidential candidate Joseph I. Lieberman, have sometimes attended services at TheShul as an alternative to Kesher Israel, where they more frequently spent Shabbat. Numerous Jewish ambassadors from foreign countries have chosen to worship at TheShul.

Meanwhile, back in Kalorama, a few doors down President Barack Obama and his family will be renting a $6.3 million mansion in the same Kalorama neighborhood, and they will be there for about a year. The Obama’s, who also own a home in Chicago, will rent the 8,200-square-foot property while their youngest daughter, Sasha, finishes high school.

The nine-bedroom, eight-and-a-half-bath home was built in 1928 and last sold for $5.3 million in May 2014, according to Redfin data. Redfin estimates the home is now worth $6.3 million.

It’s owned by Joe Lockhart, who served as the White House press secretary under Bill Clinton from 1998 to 2000. The Obamas’ new landlords are moving to New York so Mr. Lockhart can take on his new job as executive vice president of communications of the National Football League.

So, someday soon the Trump -Kushner family will be seeing their neighbors, the Obama’s as their security details pass each other on the streets of the posh Kalorama.

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Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved with Berman Concerts and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.