See inside the $5.3 million Washington, DC, home that the Obamas will move into after they leave the White House

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Another milestone in Barack Obama's presidency has been set with the election of his successor, Donald Trump.

The election moved Obama closer to life after the presidency. And as Politico reported back in May, the Obamas have already settled on a post-Pennsylvania Avenue house to call home.

It's not the White House, but it'll do.

Though smaller than the Obamas' current, better-known abode, the house is still a lavish residence in a desirable neighborhood in the nation's capital. It was built in 1928, with 8,200 square feet and nine bedrooms. It was listed for sale at $5.3 million before going off the market in May.

The Obamas will lease the home from Joe Lockhart, who served as press secretary in President Bill Clinton's White House, until their younger daughter, Sasha, finishes high school.

The Obamas are trading white for brick at their newly leased mansion in the Kalorama section of DC.

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It's gated and private, though it sits close to the road.The gated driveway has plenty of space for Secret Service vehicles.

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Fake gas lanterns flank the entrance.

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Going inside is a bit like stepping back in time. The living room is stately.

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The fireplace and mantel lend the home a rustic charm.

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There are ample seating areas throughout the space.

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The family room has a wall of sunny windows overlooking the garden out back.

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The real family room is downstairs, though.

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The kitchen is bright and updated, with marble countertops and luxury appliances. It's also quite long.

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Next to that is a large dining room — perfect for dinner parties.

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Upstairs, the master suite has an attached sitting area ...

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... a dressing room ...

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... a study ...

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... and plenty of bathroom space.

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There are nine bedrooms in the home in total. There's also another study upstairs, but the Oval Office it is not.

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The laundry room in the basement doubles as a second kitchen.

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Out back, the neat garden has plenty of room for relaxing and sunning outdoors.

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