Former president Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are spending their post-White House time in luxury — renting a $5.9 million, 8,200-square-foot residence on Belmont Road NW in Kalorama. The eight-bedroom, 10-bathroom home was built in 1921 and renovated in 2011.

Floor-to-ceiling windows fill the living area with light — perfect for when the Obamas are missing their days vacationing in the Caribbean or when their oldest daughter, Malia, is home during her gap year.

The home, ideal for entertaining, has multiple living spaces and three fireplaces.

The kitchen features a large island perfect for preparing and serving the healthy meals Michelle Obama is fond of. The island has a marble countertop and built-in oven. The kitchen also offers lots of storage options.

The back yard features sitting areas and a lot of grass in case the family wants to garden in their new digs.

Obama sitting room (Mark McFadden/Courtesy of the McFadden Group)

The Obamas plan to stay in Washington for two more years, until their youngest daughter, Sasha, graduates from Sidwell Friends high school.

The Kalorama neighborhood sits above Rock Creek Park, northwest of Dupont Circle.

Five former presidents — Woodrow Wilson, William Howard Taft, Warren Harding, Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt — have also lived there.

Kalorama is home to politicians and diplomats. President Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, are renting a house on Tracy Place NW.

And founder and Washington Post owner Jeffrey P. Bezos is renovating the former Textile Museum, a 27,000-square-foot space that he’s converting into a home.

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