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It may not be too long until Barack Obama and his family call the White House in Washington their home. Until then, however, they’ll be making do with their property in Greenwood Avenue, Chicago, Illinois which was purchased in 2005 for $US1.65 million.

Simon Turner

FYI: More articles on Barrack Obama, the US Presidential Race, and Homes of the Rich & Famous

In New York City, a buyer has purchased a 1022 square metre, Richard Meier designed apartment for $US33 million, after a $US7 million price reduction.

Meier became a prominent architectural figure after his commission of the Getty Center in Los Angeles, and was in 1984 awarded the Pritzker Prize. His work is clearly defined by his use of shades of white, which of course has been used in many architectural landmark buildings throughout history, including cathedrals and the white-washed villages of the Mediterranean region, in Spain, southern Italy and Greece.


An interesting side note that whilst in no relation to Meier, is equally topical: Simon Turner 
 
The White House, home of the US President is not actually pure white in colour but “whisper white”.   Now there’s a piece of trivia that you now know, but may never get to use.  

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