Known as La Casa Pacifica or more commonly as the ‘Western White House’, this stunning mansion was once home to President Richard Nixon, and has hit the market again, with a 13 per cent price hike.
4100 Calle Isabella, San Clemente is one of Southern California’s most luxurious oceanfront properties, and for $65 million (A$84.2 million) you could own your own slice of presidential history.
It has 480 linear feet of beach frontage and is made up of two plots measuring 5.45 acres, add on top of this the nine-bedrooms and 14-bathrooms, it really is a property fit for a President.
The gleaming white buildings contrast gorgeously against the vivid colours of the lush greenery that surrounds them, and the authentic Spanish Colonial Revival architecture masterfully mixes charm with a timeless appeal.
From its preferred elevation, the fully walled complex offers panoramic views of the ocean and sunsets from a space of absolute privacy.
During Nixon’s tenure, the home was visited by many famous names, reportedly including Leonid Brezhnev, Henry Kissinger, and Bebe Rebozo.
Following his resignation, he retired to the beachside abode, but by the late 1980s, the Nixons moved to New Jersey and sold their home to Allergan founder Gavin S. Herbert, but he has been struggling to offload the ex-presidential abode.
In 2015 he listed the property with an asking price of $75 million (A$97.2 million), then a year later for $69 million (roughly A$89.4 million). A year later in 2017, it hit the market for $53.5 million (A$69.3 million).
The historic ‘Western White House’ property was then listed in 2019 for $57.5 million (A$74.5 million).
The multiple buildings on the property average 15,000 square feet of living space, including a modernised circa 1927 main residence of approximately 9000 square feet.
The listing comes at a time when the California property market is red hot, with the statewide median price setting another record high at $758,990 (A$983,916).