Jan 17, 2009

Stalking George Dubya

As the Obamas start getting settled into the White House, former President Bush moves out and makes his way down to Dallas, where he and Laura will live.

Once they move into their new home in the Preston Hollow area, their street will be gated and closed off to the public. So of course, this being the last weekend their street was available for stalking, I drove by to get a good look at their new place.

Signs on neighbors' lawns welcome George and Laura home.

I found all the juicy details about their house from an article on Newsweek- "The 8,501-square-foot home, on a previously quiet cul-de-sac, backs up to a creek and sits on a 1.1-acre lot. The home has four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, an 896-square-foot servants' quarters and a 450-square-foot cabana. It was previously owned by Republican donor and Dallas investor Daniel Boeckman and his wife, Laura."

It was hard to stop and take a good photo of their home as there were about 10 cars behind me waiting to get a peek themselves!

I was actually surprised that the Bush family didn't move to some huge fancy mansion in Highland Park. But I guess they really just wanted to be taken back to their Texas roots with this traditional style ranch house in a quiet cul-de-sac.

The $1.6 million five-bedroom home next door, will be the new residence of his Secret Service agents.

Both of the homes back up to the 25 acre, $50 million estate of billionaire Tom Hicks, a good friend of former President Bush. Tom bought the Texas Rangers baseball team in '98 for $250 million.

My parents dog, Sammy, seemed to have had a good time stalking the Bush's new house too...

A better photo of the house via Newsweek


Cote de Texas said...

emily - what's wrong with your feed? it;s not updating - it;s 3 weeks old. try pinging it. have you noticed less comments? I wonder if it's just me??

Anonymous said...

What a cute puppy!!!!