On this week's lifestyles of the rich and infamous, Joe Biden.
It seems a little tacky to be living in a White House, before you actually get elected, but maybe Joe misses hanging out at the Obama White House. And occasionally bursting into the Oval Office to declare his support for gay marriage or mandatory hair plugs or sending a huge check to Iran.
The Georgian-style home — from the front a brick version of the White House — once belonged to Alexander Haig, the former secretary of state. Nestled on a wooded lot in McLean, the nearly 12,000-square-foot residence contains five bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, marble fireplaces, a gym and a sauna.
“Surrounded by Washington elite and sitting high above the Potomac River, there is an undeniable grandeur in the design of this home,” said the British-accented agent in a video released when it went on the market in 2015. “This property makes an imposing statement with parking for over 20 cars and creates a perfect setting for the most lavish of events.”
“This may have already been the residence to a very important person,” he continued. “But I suspect it will be home to many more.”
It is currently home to Joe Biden. He and his wife, Jill, rented it after leaving the vice presidential quarters at the Naval Observatory in 2017. The house had been purchased for $4.25 million in June of 2016 by Mark Ein, a wealthy venture capitalist who lives next door.
Biden points out on the presidential campaign trail that he was often the poorest member of the United States Senate, and for at least a decade has referred to himself as “Middle Class Joe.” But since leaving office he has enjoyed an explosion of wealth, making millions of dollars largely from book deals and speaking fees that ranged to as much as $200,000 per speech, public documents show.
. Three levels of Georgian style architecture overlook the Potomac—including a master bedroom that runs the length of the house—in this 5 bed, 9 bath home. The one-acre lot has a separate apartment above the three car garage, as well as more living quarters for staff in the main house where there is also a sauna, gym, two kitchens, and eight fireplaces.
The nearly 12,000-square foot estate sits on a 1-acre lot and features six bedrooms and 7.5 baths. The home was last on the market in 2013, for $5,495,000. Haig and his wife, Patricia, bought the home in 2006 for $7 million, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
Much like Joe Biden, this home does not seem like a good investment.
According to WaPo, the Zillow rent estimate is $20,000 a month. If Joe is paying that much, maybe it's a decent investment after all. Especially if he's back to subleasing space to the Secret Service.
This Georgian style home encompasses an estimated 11,750 square feet of finished space. The generous room sizes, floor to ceiling windows and doors, along with the stunning renovation opening the kitchen and family room, make this home perfect for formal entertaining. Featuring 6 bedrooms along with 9 bathrooms, a theater room, a new smart home audio visual system, home gym with sauna and parking for up to 20 cars, this beautiful home will make any large family comfortable in their own private retreat.
They forgot to mention the wet bar. There are more pictures of Biden's middle class digs here. And while you look around, remember that under Obama, D.C. bedroom communities got richer than the rest of the country.
his isn't the home that Biden owns though. This is.
Since leaving the vice presidency, Biden has rented the McLean home and purchased a $2.7 million, 4,800-square-foot vacation house near the water in Rehoboth Beach, Del., to go along with his primary residence, the nearly 7,000-square-foot lakeside home he built more than two decades ago in Wilmington, Del.
And they say Democrats don't do anything for the little guy.
Meanwhile here's what you need in the way of food and treats if you want Biden to come over and rasp to you about his working class background.
For his speeches — whether in Benton Harbor, Mich., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Buffalo, or Salt Lake City — Biden’s hosts were obligated to serve him the same Italian meal, according to several contracts obtained through public records requests: angel hair pomodoro, a caprese salad, topped off with raspberry sorbet with biscotti.
As he traveled to the various speaking engagements, Biden had some specific requests, according to several riders to his speech contracts, which are used by speakers to outline their requirements in greater specificity.
His dressing room was to be stocked with bottled water, Coke Zero, regular Coca-Cola, Orange Gatorade and black coffee. It needed a full-length mirror, six straight back chairs and one portable steamer.
Joe needs to admire his incredible form from toupee to toe.