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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