Hillary Clinton purchased her first house in Chappaqua in 1999 when her husband was on his way out of the White House. Now, the Democratic runner-up has a cozy constellation prize for her failed white House run: a second million-dollar home in Chappaqua conveniently next door to the Clintons’ primary residence.
The Clintons paid $1.16 million in August for the three-bedroom, 3,631-square-foot ranch-style home, which is set on 1.51 acres of land and is located at 33 Old House Lane in Chappaqua in Westchester County.
Ironically, the purchasing of the Clintons’ two Chappaqua homes came at key points in Hillary Clinton’s career. The Democratic presidential candidate originally purchased a home in Chappaqua for $1.7 million to solidify her credibility as a genuine New Yorker when she decided to run for U.S. Senate. The home that she and Bill purchased at the end of August 2016 came at a time where Clinton was eyeing the prospect of becoming the country’s first woman president.
The Clintons’ now own three million-dollar homes, two in Chappaqua and one in Washington D.C., a five-minute limo ride away from the White House.
According to the New York Post, the listing describes the home as a “beautifully renovated 3-bedroom ranch boast[ing] an open floor plan, pecan wood floors throughout, modern chef’s kitchen with Viking, Subzero and Asko appliances, [which] opens to an eating area with fireplace and the family room, all with built-in cabinetry.”
The purchase came at a time during her campaign when Clinton tried asserting that she, and not her wealthy opponent Donald Trump, has better ideas for the economy, like adding jobs and improving the lives of working and middle-class Americans.
However, the Clintons caught some flak for skipping a crucial step in the purchasing process: obtaining the proper permits needed for upgrades. According to an article by The New York Times, an inspector looking into a complaint about excavation work at the Clinton’s new home arrived at the property and found that the home was being renovated to have an updated kitchen, the backfilling of a swimming pool with gravel, walls being moved and a new heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system.
During the election, residents complained that access to the block was restricted by the Secret Service.
With the election over, Old House Lane may soon become very quiet.