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(Newser)   Six floors, 13 bedrooms, 35 bathrooms, 100,000 square feet, excellent location - $1.5 billion   (newser.com) divider line 30
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2012-10-22 01:35:39 PM
We're already getting ready for a Romney presidency I see...
 
2012-10-22 01:38:03 PM
Access to the entire nuclear launch system and the heart of the entire American government has to be worth a little more than that
 
2012-10-22 01:38:11 PM
Oddly shaped home office though...
 
2012-10-22 01:41:00 PM

Lost Thought 00: Access to the entire nuclear launch system and the heart of the entire American government has to be worth a little more than that


there isn't a button. the president authorizes a strike, and that goes through the joint chiefs (who, I imagine, would act as a buffer against an insane attack, like, if the POTUS said "bring back jesus, nuke jeruselem") who then order the subs or silo staff to launch. codes and such are provided down this chain.
 
2012-10-22 01:42:27 PM
There goes the neighborhood
 
2012-10-22 01:42:44 PM
As a real estate appraiser, i would like to know this person's methods and if they were compliant with USPAP.

This does not seem like swag. (scientific wild ass guess)

This seems like put fist up anus and pulls out numbers.

At least with swag you can point to some sort of method like market extraction or allocation.
 
2012-10-22 01:52:20 PM
It's not news, it's Fark!
 
2012-10-22 01:53:02 PM

SuperT: there isn't a button. the president authorizes a strike, and that goes through the joint chiefs (who, I imagine, would act as a buffer against an insane attack, like, if the POTUS said "bring back jesus, nuke jeruselem") who then order the subs or silo staff to launch. codes and such are provided down this chain.


If you don't get the big red button, at least you get an elevator to the bunker underneath. That's got to be worth something as long as the HOA doesn't make you dig it up.
 
2012-10-22 02:08:08 PM
Perhaps they are referring only to the house, but the land alone at Mount Vernon has to be worth more than $150 million.
 
2012-10-22 02:18:55 PM
It's worth more than that.

Think of the access.
 
2012-10-22 02:28:19 PM
So... is the basement not included????
 
2012-10-22 02:40:42 PM

you have pee hands: SuperT: there isn't a button. the president authorizes a strike, and that goes through the joint chiefs (who, I imagine, would act as a buffer against an insane attack, like, if the POTUS said "bring back jesus, nuke jeruselem") who then order the subs or silo staff to launch. codes and such are provided down this chain.

If you don't get the big red button, at least you get an elevator to the bunker underneath. That's got to be worth something as long as the HOA doesn't make you dig it up.


Not to mention the build quality of that sucker is ridiculous, ever since it was rebuilt by Truman. Not many private homes have steel frames inside thick masonry.

And the basement is being expanded right now. Bigger and more high tech than it was. However, I'm pretty sure the bunker's not there. The White House is simply too high profile a target, and if Washington DC gets hit, thanks to the fallout, it's decades before you can get people out of there safely. Air Force One is obviously a major option, it's hardened against all sorts of attacks, including shielding against EM blasts and nuclear fallout, but there's a long term bunker somewhere, probably about the same distance away from DC as the Greenbriar is/was. At a guess, it's probably a unified facility with Congress and the Supreme Court included as well these days, to facilitate communication between the branches and smooth governmental operation. And unlike Greenbriar, it'll probably have been hardened against a direct strike rather than just being a fallout shelter.


\Grandfather was high up in Civil Defense, and was at least involved with the Greenbriar bunker.
\\Don't know what else.
\\\So I've taken an interest in the stuff.
 
2012-10-22 02:46:15 PM
Thirty-five bathrooms? Did some past president have bowel problems or something?
 
2012-10-22 02:47:23 PM

urger: Oddly shaped home office though...


Yeah, most people would like a corner office. The Oval Office doesn't have any.
 
2012-10-22 02:49:49 PM

bingethinker: Thirty-five bathrooms? Did some past president have bowel problems or something?


Kennedy's bad back made it difficult to walk very far when he wanted to bang a secretary on a men's room sink.
 
2012-10-22 03:04:49 PM
All coming from a website motto of "read less know more"

Am I missing something here?
 
2012-10-22 03:10:56 PM
Meh. White flight really took its toll
 
2012-10-22 03:24:46 PM

Strik3r: So... is the basement not included????


It is not really something they want to talk about, or the escape tunnel.
 
2012-10-22 03:30:35 PM
It was kind of unsettling knowing that when I walked up to see the Whitehouse when I was in DC a couple years ago, my head had probably been in the crosshairs of a few well-trained snipers.
 
2012-10-22 03:50:04 PM

Nexzus: It was kind of unsettling knowing that when I walked up to see the Whitehouse when I was in DC a couple years ago, my head had probably been in the crosshairs of a few well-trained snipers.


Nah, the snipers scan with binoculars until they see somebody acting suspiciously. They're used to tourists, and wouldn't break out the guns for that.

Besides which, all the windows are bulletproof, so unless the President is outside on the Truman Balcony or something, they have the luxury of being able to react with Secret Service agents on the ground to capture you, and put you through interrogation to see why the hell you were taking pot shots at the White House. That's not to say a sniper wouldn't kill you if the guys on the ground couldn't get there fast enough, but it's not a given, they'd prefer to have you for questioning.

\Hello to the Secret Service or FBI agent reading this.
 
2012-10-22 04:27:19 PM

Wellon Dowd: bingethinker: Thirty-five bathrooms? Did some past president have bowel problems or something?

Kennedy's bad back made it difficult to walk very far when he wanted to bang a secretary on a men's room sink.


True story: Roosevelt was known to take shiats heavier than the 63rd weight percentile of modern eight-year-olds. Kids are heavier now, it's that obesity thing, it was the 91st percentile back then. There was a special compartment built under the wheelchair to hold them if attendants could not get him to a bathroom in time. The stench of FDR's feculence was known to make strong men swoon. After years of dealing with his predessor's shiat, Truman vowed never again, and during the rebuild, tripled the number of bathrooms and improved both plumbing and ventilation. Some modern doctors speculate FDR's handicap was not polio-related, but rather a result of pressure on his spinal cord from over-filled bowels.

Strangely, despite the near-daily occurences of such incidents, FDR was not known to be a particularly voracious eater, and almost never consumed enough fiber, according to staff doctors. When asked about his strange digestions by a comely nurse once, in the presence of Winston Churchill, FDR muttered something about the Roosevelt family curse, and refused to speak of it again.
 
2012-10-22 04:27:47 PM

bingethinker: Thirty-five bathrooms? Did some past president have bowel problems or something?


It's symbolic of how full of s--t the people who pass through that building are.
 
2012-10-22 05:57:32 PM
Yeah but the neighborhood is full of crooks and tourists...
 
2012-10-22 06:45:29 PM
35 bathrooms... If you elect me Potus, I will try them all, and post pictures. 6 floors? that means 2 levels under ground.
 
2012-10-22 07:58:26 PM

SuperT: (who, I imagine, would act as a buffer against an insane attack, like, if the POTUS said "bring back jesus, nuke jeruselem")


Soldier: Sir, I'm afraid you've gone mad with power.
Cargill: Of course I have. Have you ever tried going mad without power? It's boring, no one listens to you.
 
2012-10-22 08:06:03 PM

Wellon Dowd: bingethinker: Thirty-five bathrooms? Did some past president have bowel problems or something?

Kennedy's bad back made it difficult to walk very far when he wanted to bang a secretary on a men's room sink.


Or maybe it is like the pentagon, twice as many bathrooms installed due to segregation.
 
2012-10-22 11:05:00 PM
What's throwing the bathroom ratio off is how many offices are in there.
 
2012-10-23 07:13:56 AM

Lost Thought 00: Access to the entire nuclear launch system and the heart of the entire American government has to be worth a little more than that


you arent buying the presidency. you could probably do that for 800 million.
 
2012-10-23 08:08:28 AM
I don't know about that listing. "Excellent location"? Have you *seen* the traffic?

/don't even get me started on the frakking tourists....
 
2012-10-23 12:57:29 PM
you can buy the people that work in the building but not the building

dumb exercise to try to valuate it
 
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