People close to President Obama (read: his pal and chair of the Barack Obama foundation, Marty Nesbitt) just closed an $8.7M deal to buy a secluded 1933 house in Honolulu, Hawaii on three acres with a protected beach and turtle pond, sparking rumors that the first family has secured their post-presidency digs. The Chicago Sun-Times has confirmed that Nesbitt purchased the 41-505 Kalanianaole Highway in Honolulu, the very same 11,054-square-foot estate where the 1980s detective show "Magnum, P.I." was shot, but the Chicago businessman naturally claims he had no partners in the transaction.
The Obama family has spent their last six Christmas vacations staying in very private estates in the idyllic Hawaiian beach town of Kailua, which President Obama often visited as a boy growing up in Honolulu. Unsurprisingly, the listing photos for the Lois Davis-designed "European style" house with five bedrooms and a boathouse show little more than fabulous beaches and the coy hint of a building hidden behind lush green foliage.
· 41-505 Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu [Sotheby's]
· Obama pal Nesbitt orchestrates purchase of posh Hawaii house [Chicago Sun Times]
· Obama Family's Vacation Rental in Hawaii Asks $10.5M [Curbed National]
· All Obama coverage [Curbed National]