The former West Coast getaway estate of President Richard M. Nixon is back on the market, with a dramatically reduced price: $57.5 million.
Located in the idyllic Orange County city of San Clemente, the property known as the Western White House hit the market last year with a $75 million ask. The price was then reduced to $63.5 million before the home was taken off the market in December.
The beautiful 5.45-acre property was nicknamed La Casa Pacifica by the ex-Pres. The main 9,000-square-foot California Colonial Revival-style residence stands out with incredible casual and formal entertaining spaces, one of which dazzles by virtue of its proportions. Soaring vaulted-and-beamed ceilings, a grand fireplace, and several arched doorways looking out to the Ocean define the space, which is a natural for larger gatherings. It’s easy to see why the 1926-built estate was loved by both politicians and celebrities alike.
The home’s design takes advantage of the Southern California weather with a series of indoor-outdoor living spaces. A tennis court, a swimming pool, and a two-bedroom guesthouse are all enhanced by the lush lawns, mature palms, formal gardens, and, best of all, 450 feet of beach frontage complete with views of Santa Catalina Island that is inclusive with the property.