How Much Would the White House Cost You in San Francisco?
|How much for a sublet?|
The White House, which was completed in 1800, would be an oddity out here -- to put it mildly. San Francisco has its share of palatial estates, but none that were burned by the British in 1814.
What would the White House command in the City by the Bay? The real estate website Movoto aimed to answer that question. It figured that the presidential residence would command perhaps $115 million on the open market. But that's back East. What about here?
Well, by plugging and chugging the average price per square foot in our city -- and others -- and figuring the White House is 55,000 square feet, the website figures a White House West would cost you $147 million.
|Forget The White House. If we had spare millions, we'd sink them into Julius' Castle.|
The notion of erecting a White House in San Francisco, meanwhile, conjures up stomach-churning imagery of bureaucratic hurdles, endless public meetings, and, perhaps, a committee to propose a name that better fits San Francisco's idiom.
Finally, just because the White House ought to command $115 million in D.C. or $147 million here doesn't mean it would. A scaled-down White House replica in McLean, Va., was unable to move at $4.65 million, then $4.25 million -- and is now off the market.
No news on how much it wouldn't sell for if it were here.
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