Presidents Day 2017 is almost here and in honor of this special day we want to take a look back of homes of former presidents located in California.
The 38th president hailed from the Midwest, but Gerald Ford and wife Betty Ford moved to Rancho Mirage after Ford lost the 1976 presidential election to Jimmy Carter. Their mid-century classic was designed by Welton Becket in 1977.
For 33 years, the former president and first lady swam in the inviting backyard pool and played golf. Located on the Thunderbird Country Club golf course, the 6,316-square-foot ranch home features 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and his-and-hers offices. The home sold in March 2012 to new owners for $1.57 million.
The 40th president was a film star before he entered the political stage and for most of his life, Los Angeles served as his home base. One of Ronald Reagan’s first residences in the area was a custom-built Hollywood Hills home that he lived in with his first wife, actress Jane Wyman.
The home recently sold for $8.5 million, $2 million less than its original asking price. The 5-bed, 7-bath home sits on a knoll above the Sunset Strip and has views of the skyline and Pacific Ocean beyond.
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Source – Zillow
The only president to resign from office, Nixon left DC for a home worth retreating to. His Western White House, also known as La Casa Pacifica, is located right above the Pacific Ocean in San Clemente, CA.
Up for sale, but not listed on the MLS, the mansion at 4100 Calle Isabella tiptoed onto the market last year with a whopping price tag of $75 million. Purchased by President Nixon in 1969 for $1.4 million, the Spanish Colonial-style home, with a distinctive red-tile roof, was sold to pharmaceutical exec Gavin Herbert in 1980 for an undisclosed amount.
After selling La Casa, the ex-president called New Jersey home for a few years in the ’80s. He lived in a well-secured cul-de-sac home (of course!) at 15 Charlden Drive in Saddle River, NJ. Nixon sold his Jersey home in 1990, and the house eventually fell into disrepair and was torn down by a developer in 2007.
Source – Realtor.com
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