Hillary And Bill Clinton Buy Neighbor’s House For $1.6 Million

The Clintons expand their estate to include the neighbor’s house.

By Annette Barlow October 9, 2016
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You’d think being a month away from one of the most important days of her life (positive mental attitude, friends), Hillary Clinton would be focusing on other things. Things like the prospect of making history as America’s first female president—and less on the everyday fripperies that occupy most of our lives. She has presidential waves to master, misogynistic buffoons to fell and Very Important Decisions to make. She doesn’t have time for things like real estate development. Or does she?

If we know anything about Hills, it’s that she’s a woman of fierce determination and therefore buying theproperty adjacent to hers and hubby Bill’s Chappaqua, Westchester compound to use as an extended guest house is really no biggie.

The couple bought their current home in 1999 for $1.7 million, and were looking to expand their property. When their neighbors put their home on the market, the Clintons were quick to snap it up. Forking out a surprisingly modest $1.6 million for the 3,631 square-foot ranch-style home—she’s no financial floozy, sloppily splashing her cash around like a liquored-up broker on a sweaty financial bender. Hill and Bill plan to use the property as a weekend getaway for daughter Chelsea, husband Mac Mezvinsky and their children, when they’re looking to escape the city. Not to mention housing the slew of secret service agents who’ll be trailing after her for the foreseeable future, like ferocious baby ducklings.


Nestled on 1.5 leafy acres, the house on Old House Lane—the cul-de-sac the Clintons like to call home—is the perfect blend of classic elegance and modern style, and it’s no surprise to learn that the property was previously owned by architect Charles Chepigin. With three bedrooms, three bathrooms and one half-bath, it’s a sizable home, and its cool palette of calm grays and crisp whites make the space feel even bigger.

The roomy open-plan living and dining space, complete with banks of windows overlooking the manicured grounds, lead to a modest but spacious kitchen, where high-spec, stainless steel appliances sit among slab cabinetry and crisp counter tops. Original, polished pecan wood floors run throughout the house, and vaulted ceilings and sky lights flood the home with light. In the master bedroom, French doors lead out onto a raised deck, and in the newly renovated en-suite, a soaker tub sits alongside a separate shower and two walk-in wardrobes. And when the Clintons feel like partying under the stars, they can retreat to the idyllic gardens, where an in-ground pool is surrounded by a patio, stone walls, and established trees.


But if all goes well over the coming months, a move back to Washington, DC will be on the cards for the Clintons, and they’ll spend less time on their modest upstate cul-de-sac. If you’re ever looking for a house-sitter, Hills, to keep the place safe why you’re off changing the world, we’ve got your back.

Annette Barlow



Annette is freelance editor, sub-editor, journalist and proofreader with a fierce love of all things feminist, food and music. She is a regular fixture on the arts, culture and feature desks at The Guardian, and her words have appeared on NME, Great British Chefs, The Fly, The Line of Best Fit and Australian Times.

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