Inside the Martha’s Vineyard Home Where Barack Obama Will Host His 60th Birthday Bash

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This story was originally published on 08/03/2021; it has been updated to reflect new information.

Former President Barack Obama turned the big 6-0 today, August 4th—and he’s reportedly planning to host a birthday bash this weekend at his family’s home in Martha’s Vineyard.

Located in Edgartown, Massachusetts, the waterfront dwelling was built in 2001, and it boasts seven bedrooms and eight and a half bathrooms, spread across 6,892 square feet. The Obamas purchased the home for $11.75 million, in late 2019, after renting it that summer.

It’s now being reported that that Obamas are significantly cutting back on their original guest list—which was set to include 475 people—out of pandemic-related safety precautions.

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Erik Gunther, a Celebrity Real Estate Expert at, tells House Beautiful why this property makes for such an ideal location for the Obama family: “On the waterfront and at the end of a road, the 30-acre parcel is set in a gorgeous location—and also satisfies all sorts of security requirements for the Secret Service.”

Some amenities of the abode include 29 acres of lush landscaping, views of the Edgartown Great Pond, a chef’s kitchen, vaulted ceilings, a boathouse, stone fireplaces, and an outdoor pool and hot tub. The home was built by Wycliffe Grousbeck, who owns the Boston Celtics, and his ex-wife, Corinne Grousbeck.

Notable figures who are invited to this fête include Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, and George Clooney. According to the New York Post, President Joe Biden also scored an invite, but he will not be able to attend. Can we take his place?!

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