“Van Nguyen, a Vietnamese refugee who’d escaped the Vietnam war, had purchased the nearly 1.6-acre lot in 1986 for $160,000, property records show. He then built and completed the residence by 1995 as a way to honor his gratitude for America.”
Why spend $1B to run for president when $2.6M buys you a ‘White House’
It can take upward of $1 billion to run for president of the United States and make it to the White House. But why do that when you can spend $2.65 million on a replica of the executive mansion?
Located in McLean, Va. — just minutes away from the DC metro area – a seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom estate, which fairly clearly resembles the White House, has hit the market once again.
The neoclassical estate even comes with its own Oval Office model, a Truman balcony and a Lincoln dining room.
Spanning nearly 14,000 square feet, other features of the home include an elevator, a climate-controlled wine cellar, a library, a party room for 100 and a private movie theater.
The three-story home also boasts marble flooring and 11-foot-high ceilings.