The 13,000-square-foot home on Whitehaven Street might be a bit modest by Saudi standards (the ambassador’s official residence is a colossal McLean mansion on the Potomac), but that didn’t stop a “minister within the Saudi government” from snapping up the Georgian last month for $10.4 million.
Size aside, the home on Whitehaven has something else going for it. The address is just a hop, skip and a jump from Bill and Hillary Clinton’s Washington home, also on Whitehaven. It’s also less than a mile from the Obamas’ alleged post-White House rental in Kalorama. With neighbors like these, who needs networking.