January 19, 2017 by Billionaire Addresses
President and Michelle Obama will be flying to the Rancho Mirage mansion of outgoing US ambassador to Spain James Costos and his husband and interior designer, Michael S Smith, who’s been the White House decorator since 2008.
The house is called Ichpa Mayapan, meaning “exclusive estate” is in Rancho Mirage, near Palm Springs, inside a gated community and perched at the top of the development, and on over 8 acres. The 11,000 sq. ft. house has been completely gutted and renovated since 2011. And it is private – with nothing but mountains to the west, the views to the valley on the east are spectacular.
Though the aerial images are not the best, they do give you a sense of what it looks like, though the aerial images are from before the remodeling.
The Obama’s have stayed at James and Michael’s home 4 times prior to this visit.
Thank you to Architectural Digest for the images. Here is a link to an article they did about the remodel – Obama’s Staying At James Costos and Michael S Smith House
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