Barack Obama’s old rent controlled UWS apartment on sale for $1.45m

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Barack Obama’s old apartment in the Upper West Side of New York City is for sale, though it won’t be cheap for the next owner.

The apartment, now part of a co-op at 622 West 114th Street, is for sale at $1.45million. It is located just blocks away from Columbia University, and Obama lived there after graduating from the Ivy League school. 

The listing is held by Brown Harris Stevens.

Obama would likely find the apartment unrecognizable, as it has been newly renovated and is listed as being in ‘mint-condition.’

There are five rooms, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and a full-sized washer and dryer in the unit.

There is also an eat-in kitchen with custom countertops, an over-stove vent, and LED lighting throughout the apartment.

The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with a double sink and tub, while the other two bedrooms come equipped with closet space.

The building, also known as Revere Hall, has 39 co-op units and a live-in superintendent, though there is an ongoing assessment of $226.25 per month through December 2022 as capital improvements are made.

It also has an elevator and a laundry room and was built in the pre-war style in 1907. 

Filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille is another famous former resident of Revere Hall and has a plaque honoring him outside the building.

As described in an adapted excerpt of David Maraniss’ biography posted on Vanity Fair, Obama’s bedroom ‘was closest to the front door, offering a sense of privacy and coziness.’

According to 6sqft, Obama’s home on West 114th Street was one of three apartments he lived in during his time in New York City.

First, he lived nearby at 142 West 109th Street, where he lived in a two-bedroom with Phil Boerner and paid $180 a month.

During his senior year at Columbia, Obama lived at 339 East 94th Street in a sixth-floor walkup, which he described in his memoir as ‘small, with slanting floors and irregular heat and a buzzer downstairs that didn’t work.’

The 114th Street apartment was Obama’s last in New York City before moving to Chicago in 1985. 

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