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Nice article with pix of Obamas' house.
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: November 23, 2020 07:26PM
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Bonus pictures of neighborhood and other ex-presidents' houses.

Also, not a click -through.



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Re: Nice article with pix of Obamas' house.
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: November 23, 2020 07:31PM
Not political. But thanks for sharing.



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Re: Nice article with pix of Obamas' house.
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: November 23, 2020 08:28PM
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rjmacs
Not political. But thanks for sharing.

Oh, my sweet summer child!
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Re: Nice article with pix of Obamas' house.
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: November 23, 2020 08:44PM
It's pictures of a house. Actually, lots of pictures of lots of houses. dunno smiley



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Re: Nice article with pix of Obamas' house.
Posted by: vision63
Date: November 23, 2020 08:49PM
Their home is a mishmash of styles.
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Re: Nice article with pix of Obamas' house.
Posted by: $tevie
Date: November 23, 2020 08:54PM
EVERYthing is considered political on the other side if it mentions a Democrat. It’s easier to post stuff here and not have to listen to their bitching.



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Re: Nice article with pix of Obamas' house.
Posted by: mattkime
Date: November 23, 2020 09:07PM
More than 8,000 square feet - they must have rooms they've never used.

I'd describe their style as HGTV flipper. Well, a bit more conservative / traditional than that.







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Re: Nice article with pix of Obamas' house.
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: November 23, 2020 11:43PM
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vision63
Their home is a mishmash of styles.

That's actually not too uncommon in these homes. I hate to admit that I know folks who live in such places, but the 'look' of the Obama's Kalorama home is pretty typical for that part of DC.



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Re: Nice article with pix of Obamas' house.
Posted by: samintx
Date: November 24, 2020 05:45AM
Nice house but don’t like all the grey. Fashionable but depressing. No color.



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Re: Nice article with pix of Obamas' house.
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: November 24, 2020 09:12AM
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rjmacs
It's pictures of a house. Actually, lots of pictures of lots of houses. dunno smiley

I agree.

However, there are people who will see that and think, "The Comet Ping-Pong pedophile money is paying for this! And my taxes! This is socialism at its worst!!!"
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Re: Nice article with pix of Obamas' house.
Posted by: davester
Date: November 24, 2020 09:15AM
Too much chintz and white/grey paint. Chintzy and sterile at the same time. Definitely not my cup of tea. I would have expected their tastes to have been a bit more interesting, especially given the style of their portraits.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan



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Re: Nice article with pix of Obamas' house.
Posted by: rgG
Date: November 24, 2020 09:28AM
I don't think this is the house as they have it decorated.
I suspect these are the staging photos when the house was listed for sale or lease, maybe a long time ago.
I can't imagine the Obama's letting some randos come in and photograph their house, and I agree that this definitely doesn't look like what I would think was "their style."





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Re: Nice article with pix of Obamas' house.
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: November 24, 2020 09:38AM
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rgG
I don't think this is the house as they have it decorated.
I suspect these are the staging photos when the house was listed for sale or lease, maybe a long time ago.
I can't imagine the Obama's letting some randos come in and photograph their house, and I agree that this definitely doesn't look like what I would think was "their style."

I disagree. The author specifically refers to upgrades that the Obamas made to the mansion after purchasing it, so it would be pretty dishonest to pass off a set of Zillow photos as their current home. No?



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Re: Nice article with pix of Obamas' house.
Posted by: davester
Date: November 24, 2020 10:36AM
I think rjmacs is right. From the article:

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Ellen DeGeneres asked Michelle who decorated the home so nicely, which Michelle replied: "I did, with the help of my team and we had a decorator, but I picked out the house. I, you know, I was responsible."

Even the secondary bedrooms received the posh treatment. There are eight of them, so imagine eight times the elegance for any visitor who gets lucky enough to stay the night here.

"They're drawn to elegant, simple things," the family's interior designer for the White House, Michael S. Smith, revealed to Architectural Digest. That's the most accurate description. As beautiful and fancy as things look, simplicity still is the underlying theme throughout the home. Consistency is key here.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Nice article with pix of Obamas' house.
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: November 24, 2020 10:42AM
Simple is fer loosers! Bigly!

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Re: Nice article with pix of Obamas' house.
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: November 24, 2020 10:55AM
I'm betting that their choice of house was dictated more by location, and access (seems to be on a cul-de-sac) by the prying public eye.

There are people that really like that new style but not me. there are so many nice older houses in that area, but probably not as private, and for sale.

And while the Obamas are wealthy, they are not as wealthy as some in D.C. and house prices can be astronomical.
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Re: Nice article with pix of Obamas' house.
Posted by: rgG
Date: November 24, 2020 11:36AM
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davester
I think rjmacs is right. From the article:

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Ellen DeGeneres asked Michelle who decorated the home so nicely, which Michelle replied: "I did, with the help of my team and we had a decorator, but I picked out the house. I, you know, I was responsible."

Even the secondary bedrooms received the posh treatment. There are eight of them, so imagine eight times the elegance for any visitor who gets lucky enough to stay the night here.

"They're drawn to elegant, simple things," the family's interior designer for the White House, Michael S. Smith, revealed to Architectural Digest. That's the most accurate description. As beautiful and fancy as things look, simplicity still is the underlying theme throughout the home. Consistency is key here.

Did you see the photo credit? It is Robin Latta/Pinterest.
Also, that's the most generic decor you could imagine. You know the Obamas have more personal stuff than that.
I am not buying it.
No where does it specifically seen to say those pics are after the Obamas decorated it.
Call me skeptical.





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Re: Nice article with pix of Obamas' house.
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: November 24, 2020 11:52AM
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rgG
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davester
I think rjmacs is right. From the article:

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Ellen DeGeneres asked Michelle who decorated the home so nicely, which Michelle replied: "I did, with the help of my team and we had a decorator, but I picked out the house. I, you know, I was responsible."

Even the secondary bedrooms received the posh treatment. There are eight of them, so imagine eight times the elegance for any visitor who gets lucky enough to stay the night here.

"They're drawn to elegant, simple things," the family's interior designer for the White House, Michael S. Smith, revealed to Architectural Digest. That's the most accurate description. As beautiful and fancy as things look, simplicity still is the underlying theme throughout the home. Consistency is key here.

Did you see the photo credit? It is Robin Latta/Pinterest.
Also, that's the most generic decor you could imagine. You know the Obamas have more personal stuff than that.
I am not buying it.
No where does it specifically seen to say those pics are after the Obamas decorated it.
Call me skeptical.

Same
There is no way the secret service would allow that degree of interior photos of an ex presidents home to be published.

I've seen still photos of the Obamas in their dc home, looks nothing like these pictures.

This is clickbait.
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Re: Nice article with pix of Obamas' house.
Posted by: SteveO
Date: November 24, 2020 12:08PM
Good point on the security situation. The decorators have nice taste in lighting, ha.
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Re: Nice article with pix of Obamas' house.
Posted by: bfd
Date: November 24, 2020 04:26PM
No one needs an 8,000 sq ft home.

No one.
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Re: Nice article with pix of Obamas' house.
Posted by: $tevie
Date: November 24, 2020 05:46PM
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rgG
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davester
I think rjmacs is right. From the article:

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Ellen DeGeneres asked Michelle who decorated the home so nicely, which Michelle replied: "I did, with the help of my team and we had a decorator, but I picked out the house. I, you know, I was responsible."

Even the secondary bedrooms received the posh treatment. There are eight of them, so imagine eight times the elegance for any visitor who gets lucky enough to stay the night here.

"They're drawn to elegant, simple things," the family's interior designer for the White House, Michael S. Smith, revealed to Architectural Digest. That's the most accurate description. As beautiful and fancy as things look, simplicity still is the underlying theme throughout the home. Consistency is key here.

Did you see the photo credit? It is Robin Latta/Pinterest.
Also, that's the most generic decor you could imagine. You know the Obamas have more personal stuff than that.
I am not buying it.
No where does it specifically seen to say those pics are after the Obamas decorated it.
Call me skeptical.
Ding ding ding -- YOU WIN.

Tour the house Obama will live in after he moves out of the White House
Published: July 22, 2016 at 1:25 p.m. ET
[www.marketwatch.com]

Besides which, anyone familiar with the Obamas' taste in art knows they did NOT buy the stuff on those walls.







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Re: Nice article with pix of Obamas' house.
Posted by: rgG
Date: November 24, 2020 06:30PM
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$tevie
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rgG
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davester
I think rjmacs is right. From the article:

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Ellen DeGeneres asked Michelle who decorated the home so nicely, which Michelle replied: "I did, with the help of my team and we had a decorator, but I picked out the house. I, you know, I was responsible."

Even the secondary bedrooms received the posh treatment. There are eight of them, so imagine eight times the elegance for any visitor who gets lucky enough to stay the night here.

"They're drawn to elegant, simple things," the family's interior designer for the White House, Michael S. Smith, revealed to Architectural Digest. That's the most accurate description. As beautiful and fancy as things look, simplicity still is the underlying theme throughout the home. Consistency is key here.

Did you see the photo credit? It is Robin Latta/Pinterest.
Also, that's the most generic decor you could imagine. You know the Obamas have more personal stuff than that.
I am not buying it.
No where does it specifically seen to say those pics are after the Obamas decorated it.
Call me skeptical.
Ding ding ding -- YOU WIN.

Tour the house Obama will live in after he moves out of the White House
Published: July 22, 2016 at 1:25 p.m. ET
[www.marketwatch.com]

Besides which, anyone familiar with the Obamas' taste in art knows they did NOT buy the stuff on those walls.

Yeah, those little silhouettes on the walls in the bathroom did it for me. There is no way Michelle would have those. Lol





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Re: Nice article with pix of Obamas' house.
Posted by: vision63
Date: November 26, 2020 10:52PM
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bfd
No one needs an 8,000 sq ft home.

No one.

In this country, you get to get what you want. Not what somebody else thinks you need.
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Re: Nice article with pix of Obamas' house.
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: November 27, 2020 07:38AM
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vision63
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bfd
No one needs an 8,000 sq ft home.

No one.

In this country, you get to get what you want. Not what somebody else thinks you need.

Alerting us to be cognizant of the differences between “need” and “want”. old fogey smiley
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