Following a long and bloody campaign trail, Hillary Clinton walked away from election season without becoming Head of State. But even though she lost out on living again in the White House, her new pad is just as fancy. And its luxury features may make you weep with envy.
When Hillary Clinton lost the presidential race to Donald Trump, it seemed to shock supporters on both sides of the debate. After all, early polls placed Clinton as the favorite for Head of State. So when voters took to the polls on November 8, 2016, she seemed assured of a victory.
But despite this, Clinton apparently still had a back-up plan. Yes, in August 2016 the candidate and her former-president husband Bill bid on a property in Chappaqua, New York.
Certainly, the home doesn’t require the Clintons to move far. After all, they first purchased a house in Chappaqua in 1999. Back then, they used it as their home away from the White House. But then it became their permanent residence when Bill left office in 2001. Fortunately, then, the new 1.51-acre property is located just next door.
While the new home’s $1.16 million price tag looks expensive, it hasn’t put too big a dent into the Clintons’ savings. In fact, since 2001 Bill and Hillary have amassed an estimated fortune of $111 million. Primarily, the duo accumulated this wealth through speaking engagements and book royalties.
So why are the Clintons interested in a property this close to their original home? Well, according to reports, the two are planning on using it to house their daughter Chelsea and her family during weekend visits. If that’s the case, then the estate’s perfect for Chelsea, her husband Mark and their two kids.
Originally constructed in 1979, the ranch-style house benefits from its spacious open-floor design. Indeed, the house receives plenty of light and many rooms are bathed in a natural glow. For example, this living room boasts an inviting quality thanks to its large windowed area.
Space is a luxury that this home’s owners can certainly afford. Spread out across 3,600 square feet, the pad offers more than enough room for a bustling family. We can imagine Bill and Hillary’s grandchildren, Charlotte and Aiden, running riot in this roomy living area.
While not exactly made for a five-star restaurant, this kitchen is nonetheless equipped for both budding and expert chefs. And thanks to the cooking area’s pecan wood flooring, spills are easy to wipe clean. Meanwhile, its wide range of appliances can satisfy any chef’s needs.
It may not be the presidential suite, but the master bedroom still maintains an air of luxury. Adjoining the chamber is an en suite bathroom and not one but two walk in closets.
Besides the main suite, the house also offers colorful guestrooms. More vibrant and cheerful than its master counterpart, this bedroom seems tailor made for a child. Or, with its desk and bookcase, perhaps it is repurposed as a study.
Within the estate’s walls lie three-and-a-half bathrooms, more than enough for the Clintons and their guests. Featuring a walk-in shower and ornate alabaster bathtub, this room, the master bathroom, isn’t exactly lacking in grandeur.
Of course, a home is only as good as its grounds. And here the garden is a veritable haven for weary politicians. With towering evergreens flanking either side, the outdoor area offers plenty of privacy for the Clintons to relax or take a dip in the pool.
In addition to its secluded backyard, the home is also protected from noise and traffic around the front. Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac, the estate offers Bill and Hillary respite from the outside world. But this hasn’t stopped the Clintons’ fans from finding them wherever they go…
Indeed, even online fans can keep tabs on Bill and Hillary’s whereabouts. “You literally can watch [Bill’s] path on Facebook because he’ll take a picture with everybody,” town supervisor Rob Greenstein told Lohud in 2016. “You can literally watch his trip unfold on Facebook.”
Still, Bill and Hillary have raised some eyebrows in the neighborhood. In October last year, the Clintons’ neighbors complained of excavation work in the pair’s backyard. When officials investigated, they discovered that the Clintons were having renovations done on the house.
While this ordinarily wouldn’t be a problem, the Clintons had overlooked one little detail: they hadn’t obtained the proper permits. Moreover, the pair hadn’t notified town officials. The move left some, understandably, unimpressed.
Needless to say, the Clintons aren’t strangers to controversy. During his presidency, Bill was impeached for and later acquitted of lying to a federal jury about his affair with Monica Lewinsky. Later, Hillary also caused a backlash for using a personal email server to conduct government business.
Regardless of whether they get the go-ahead for their renovations, the Clintons will no doubt profit from their purchase. In fact, the home fetched $535,000 when it was last sold. Having more than doubled in value within 20 years, the property’s worth is likely to only increase with time.
Unfortunately, it’s not the White House. But this New York residence offers a trifecta of peace, comfort and luxury that will let the ex-president and the former presidential candidate live in ease. At the end of the day, isn’t that all anyone could ask for?