The Obama Winter White House Sold

Located on 27,000 square feet on the windward eastern shore of Oahu, just 20 minutes from Honolulu, Paradise Point is a gated, island retreat comprised of three structures—including the Plantation oceanfront Estate and a guest suite—marked by exquisite luxuries and unmatched scenery.

President Barack Obama and his family have been content to call this corner of the world their home during the past two winter holiday seasons, prompting many to dub this private estate on Kailua Beach the “Obama Winter White House.” The home, which was featured on the cover of the March/April 2010 issue of Ocean Home magazine, was sold recently to readers Glenn and Debra Weinberg of Owings Mills, Maryland.

"The oceanfront properties featured in Ocean Home magazine are always stunning. This was especially true of the Obama Winter White House feature, which first introduced me to our new home," commented Mr. Weinberg, who is a vice president of The Cordish Co., a real estate development firm based in Baltimore.

One look around and it’s no surprise why the new homeowners feel it was well worth the $6.9 million dollars paid for the estate, which came fully furnished.

Spread out over 6,896 square feet of covered living area, the Plantation Estate features five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, a large, open living room attached to a chef's kitchen, and a media room with a 60-inch flat-screen TV with speakers embedded in laser-carved mahogany leaves. Details like the etched windows, stained glass, natural stone tiling, and African mahogany carvings set the scene for the ultimate in presidential and Hawaiian relaxation.

Just beyond the seven-foot lava rock walls that protect the estate from the nearby road, a sprawling courtyard welcomes visitors with lush vegetation, a lagoon-style pool, tropical waterfalls, and a lavish island spa. And then there are the stunning views of Kailua Beach, Mount Olomana, and The Mokulua Islands, which, according to Weinberg, were a big selling feature.

Weinberg says he hopes the First Family will return to the Winter White House for a visit. Good news for the Obamas, Mr. Weinberg stated that they do not plan to redecorate and the home is available for rent.

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