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If you've got $4.3 million

Cailey Rizzo
May 02, 2017

Fans who want to follow the 44th President’s rise to the Oval Office can now start at his more humble beginnings. Barack Obama’s post-collegiate apartment is on the market.

The former president lived on the top floor of this brownstone in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with his then-girlfriend after graduating from Columbia University in the mid-1980s.

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The entire brownstone has since been converted to a one-family building and is now on the market for $4.3 million.

The building, which dates back to 1903, has five bedrooms and three bathrooms spread across five floors. It has retained much of its original character, with four decorative fireplaces, stained glass windows and even a clawfoot tub in one of the bathrooms (no confirmation if Obama ever bathed there).

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Courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

And there’s plenty of greenspace for future owners. The building is only half a block from Prospect Park and has its own private oversized garden in the back.

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Courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

After quitting his job at a firm in 1984, Obama moved into the Park Slope brownstone where his girlfriend, Genevieve Cook, was living.

At the time, the building was owned by her coworker at Brooklyn Friends School in the neighborhood.

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