Real Estate

‘White House’ replica estate listed for sale for $2.6M

It can take upward of $1 billion to run for president of the United States and make it to the White House. But why do this when you’ll be able to spend $2.65 million on a replica of the chief mansion?

Located in McLean, Va. — simply minutes away from the DC metro space – a seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom estate, which pretty clearly resembles the White House, has hit the market as soon as once more.

The neoclassical estate even comes with its personal Oval Office mannequin, a Truman balcony and a Lincoln eating room. 

Spanning practically 14,000 sq. toes, different options of the house embrace an elevator, a climate-controlled wine cellar, a library, a celebration room for 100 and a non-public movie show. 

The three-story residence additionally boasts marble flooring and 11-foot-high ceilings. 

A side by side view of the White House versus the replicated home.
A side-by-side view of the White House versus the replicated residence.
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The residence is gated at the entrance for security.
The residence is gated on the entrance for safety.
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The front exterior of the McLean home.
The entrance exterior of the McLean residence.
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The grand foyer with marble flooring.
The grand lobby with marble flooring.
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One of several living spaces.
One of a number of dwelling areas.
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The kitchen.
The kitchen.
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Van Nguyen, a Vietnamese refugee who’d escaped the Vietnam battle, had bought the practically 1.6-acre lot in 1986 for $160,000, property information present. He then constructed and accomplished the residence by 1995 as a approach to honor his gratitude for America. 

By 2011, the house was able to hit the market. The actual estate agent representing the client even tried to reach out to Donald Trump himself to see if he was all for shopping for the property first since he was contemplating a 2012 presidential run on the time. 

But Trump by no means responded.

The front exterior of the home.
The entrance exterior of the McLean residence.
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A grand hallway.
A grand hallway.
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The primary ensuite bathroom.
The main en-suite rest room.
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A dumbwaiter.
A dumbwaiter.
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The residence was first listed for $4 million formally in 2012, however with none provides, it tried its luck on the rental market.

In 2018, it was sadly pressured into financial institution foreclosures.

Overall, it took seven years to create the replica home: two years for historic architect Robert Burns to scale down the blueprints of the unique White House, three years to build and an extra two years after the household moved in to complete the detailing work. 

The Post has reached out to Pennye Green-Latimer of Long & Foster Bethesda Gateway, who holds the listing, for remark.

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