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(Daily Mail)   Richard Nixon's nine-bedroom "Western White House" where he retreated after the Watergate scandal to write his memoirs goes on the market. For only $65M, you too could live like a Dick   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2021-04-22 11:39:06 PM  
I do that now for free.
 
2021-04-23 12:06:45 AM  
Does it come complete with surveillance equipment?
 
2021-04-23 12:09:08 AM  
Unsolicited Dick pic time! And be honest, Farkettes, tell me what you really think of this Dick.

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2021-04-23 12:09:52 AM  
You think that they would at least update the 70s decor.

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2021-04-23 12:11:03 AM  
Too late.
 
2021-04-23 12:12:10 AM  
Thought it was the Yorba Linda place. This one is as trash as Nixon.
 
2021-04-23 12:12:33 AM  
If it's just south of Santa Barbara (I'm guessing it's the Montecito area) that's not Santa Catalina Island, it's Santa Cruz Island. The biggest island in the Channel Islands off the Ventura and Santa Barbara coast.
Catalina is much further south.
 
2021-04-23 12:12:42 AM  

Iggie: You think that they would at least update the 70s decor.

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The crown over the fireplace is...scary.

He really thought he was above the law, like a King.
 
2021-04-23 12:13:34 AM  
As much as I dislike Nixon the thought of having an incomplete Talking Heads collection is simply unfathomable.

/curse you, Matt Groening!
 
2021-04-23 12:14:21 AM  
Some say the ghost of Nixon is still there, making fun of Agnew and making random racist comments.  Wait, it's Orange County.  The random racist comments are coming from owners and guests.
 
2021-04-23 12:14:23 AM  

Ragin' Asian: Thought it was the Yorba Linda place. This one is as trash as Nixon.


Fun fact:  The guy who built it in the 20s (and whose widow eventually sold it to Nixon) was FDR's principal California fundraiser.
 
2021-04-23 12:15:36 AM  
Ew, it's owned by a Pharma executive. You'll never get that stench out.
 
2021-04-23 12:15:47 AM  
I wonder what the up keep, utilities, and property tax are? I bet someone could go broke owning this, even if they bought it for a dollar.
 
2021-04-23 12:18:23 AM  
What did Richard Nixon say when he bumped into Gerald Ford?

Pardon me.
 
2021-04-23 12:20:47 AM  
Does it come with its own plumbers?
 
2021-04-23 12:23:04 AM  
Hmm, my dad worked for the Nixon family in that house while Nixon was president.  One of his assignments was to play the movies when the family wanted to have a night in.  According to him, the family treated the staff well and Pat always made sure he had food and drink while playing movies for the family.  Nixon may not have been a good president, or even a good person, but I appreciate that his family treated my 20 something year old dad like a human being.  I imagine that isn't the case with some presidents.
 
2021-04-23 12:26:39 AM  
Poor Pat. Nixon was known to have beaten her up a few times.
 
2021-04-23 12:30:36 AM  
Wait till after "the big one", and you can buy the rubble for cents on the dollar.
 
2021-04-23 12:32:07 AM  

Badafuco: If it's just south of Santa Barbara (I'm guessing it's the Montecito area) that's not Santa Catalina Island, it's Santa Cruz Island. The biggest island in the Channel Islands off the Ventura and Santa Barbara coast.
Catalina is much further south.


Uh, it's San Clemente.
 
2021-04-23 12:43:10 AM  
I actually like it. Heck it wouldn't be too hard to see that as a small boutique resort.

These days if that didn't work out you could just stop out the wood to resell and come out even anyways.
 
2021-04-23 12:45:55 AM  
Meh.
 
2021-04-23 12:46:17 AM  

Strummer: Badafuco: If it's just south of Santa Barbara (I'm guessing it's the Montecito area) that's not Santa Catalina Island, it's Santa Cruz Island. The biggest island in the Channel Islands off the Ventura and Santa Barbara coast.
Catalina is much further south.

Uh, it's San Clemente.


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2021-04-23 12:48:35 AM  
Sixty-five-million
 
2021-04-23 12:49:29 AM  

Badafuco: Strummer: Badafuco: If it's just south of Santa Barbara (I'm guessing it's the Montecito area) that's not Santa Catalina Island, it's Santa Cruz Island. The biggest island in the Channel Islands off the Ventura and Santa Barbara coast.
Catalina is much further south.

Uh, it's San Clemente.

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Not San Clemente Island.  San Clemente, Ca.
 
2021-04-23 12:51:18 AM  

Badafuco: If it's just south of Santa Barbara (I'm guessing it's the Montecito area) that's not Santa Catalina Island, it's Santa Cruz Island. The biggest island in the Channel Islands off the Ventura and Santa Barbara coast.
Catalina is much further south.


I understand words that you are saying but not in this order
 
2021-04-23 12:54:42 AM  

Maybe you should drive: Badafuco: Strummer: Badafuco: If it's just south of Santa Barbara (I'm guessing it's the Montecito area) that's not Santa Catalina Island, it's Santa Cruz Island. The biggest island in the Channel Islands off the Ventura and Santa Barbara coast.
Catalina is much further south.

Uh, it's San Clemente.

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Not San Clemente Island.  San Clemente, Ca.


Why would they say south of Santa Barbara if it was San Clemente? That's south orange county. WAY south of Santa Barbara.
 
2021-04-23 12:58:12 AM  

Badafuco: If it's just south of Santa Barbara (I'm guessing it's the Montecito area) that's not Santa Catalina Island, it's Santa Cruz Island. The biggest island in the Channel Islands off the Ventura and Santa Barbara coast.
Catalina is much further south.


It's not. It's on the border of Orange County and San Diego County on a bluff overlooking one of the best surf spots on the south coast. The Secret Service would chase us out when Dicky was there.
 
2021-04-23 12:58:15 AM  
The address:

4100 Calle Isabella San Clemente CA USA

Just north of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
 
2021-04-23 12:58:33 AM  

Badafuco: Maybe you should drive: Badafuco: Strummer: Badafuco: If it's just south of Santa Barbara (I'm guessing it's the Montecito area) that's not Santa Catalina Island, it's Santa Cruz Island. The biggest island in the Channel Islands off the Ventura and Santa Barbara coast.
Catalina is much further south.

Uh, it's San Clemente.

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Not San Clemente Island.  San Clemente, Ca.

Why would they say south of Santa Barbara if it was San Clemente? That's south orange county. WAY south of Santa Barbara.


Because it's the largest gated compound south of Santa Barbara.  Santa Barbara being a place known for large gated estates.
 
2021-04-23 1:03:07 AM  

Badafuco: Maybe you should drive: Badafuco: Strummer: Badafuco: If it's just south of Santa Barbara (I'm guessing it's the Montecito area) that's not Santa Catalina Island, it's Santa Cruz Island. The biggest island in the Channel Islands off the Ventura and Santa Barbara coast.
Catalina is much further south.

Uh, it's San Clemente.

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Not San Clemente Island.  San Clemente, Ca.

Why would they say south of Santa Barbara if it was San Clemente? That's south orange county. WAY south of Santa Barbara.


I don't know.  I won't turn off my ad blocker for the Daily Mail, especially when I see that there are 53 ads being blocked on that stupid site.  But from what I did see, the article says it has the distinction of being the largest fully gated oceanfront compound south of Santa Barbara.  That's a reference, it doesn't mean it's just south of Santa Barbara.  It means Santa Barbara to San Diego (or even further, I guess, if you want to go international)  The house is definitely in Orange County, though.  It's the reason I was born down there.
 
2021-04-23 1:04:26 AM  

Badafuco: Maybe you should drive: Badafuco: Strummer: Badafuco: If it's just south of Santa Barbara (I'm guessing it's the Montecito area) that's not Santa Catalina Island, it's Santa Cruz Island. The biggest island in the Channel Islands off the Ventura and Santa Barbara coast.
Catalina is much further south.

Uh, it's San Clemente.

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Not San Clemente Island.  San Clemente, Ca.

Why would they say south of Santa Barbara if it was San Clemente? That's south orange county. WAY south of Santa Barbara.


It's still south of Santa Barbara, as are Los Angeles, San Diego, and Mexico too.
 
2021-04-23 1:06:02 AM  

Badafuco: Why would they say south of Santa Barbara if it was San Clemente? That's south orange county. WAY south of Santa Barbara.


It's not news, it's DailyFail!
 
2021-04-23 1:15:29 AM  

Maybe you should drive: Badafuco: Maybe you should drive: Badafuco: Strummer: Badafuco: If it's just south of Santa Barbara (I'm guessing it's the Montecito area) that's not Santa Catalina Island, it's Santa Cruz Island. The biggest island in the Channel Islands off the Ventura and Santa Barbara coast.
Catalina is much further south.

Uh, it's San Clemente.

[Fark user image 425x360]

Not San Clemente Island.  San Clemente, Ca.

Why would they say south of Santa Barbara if it was San Clemente? That's south orange county. WAY south of Santa Barbara.

I don't know.  I won't turn off my ad blocker for the Daily Mail, especially when I see that there are 53 ads being blocked on that stupid site.  But from what I did see, the article says it has the distinction of being the largest fully gated oceanfront compound south of Santa Barbara.  That's a reference, it doesn't mean it's just south of Santa Barbara.  It means Santa Barbara to San Diego (or even further, I guess, if you want to go international)  The house is definitely in Orange County, though.  It's the reason I was born down there.


Huh. Daily Fail fools me again.

Carry on.
 
2021-04-23 1:17:22 AM  
I lived in Ventura for 40 years which is why I was confused when TFA mentioned Santa Barbara.
 
2021-04-23 1:18:31 AM  

Badafuco: Maybe you should drive: Badafuco: Maybe you should drive: Badafuco: Strummer: Badafuco: If it's just south of Santa Barbara (I'm guessing it's the Montecito area) that's not Santa Catalina Island, it's Santa Cruz Island. The biggest island in the Channel Islands off the Ventura and Santa Barbara coast.
Catalina is much further south.

Uh, it's San Clemente.

[Fark user image 425x360]

Not San Clemente Island.  San Clemente, Ca.

Why would they say south of Santa Barbara if it was San Clemente? That's south orange county. WAY south of Santa Barbara.

I don't know.  I won't turn off my ad blocker for the Daily Mail, especially when I see that there are 53 ads being blocked on that stupid site.  But from what I did see, the article says it has the distinction of being the largest fully gated oceanfront compound south of Santa Barbara.  That's a reference, it doesn't mean it's just south of Santa Barbara.  It means Santa Barbara to San Diego (or even further, I guess, if you want to go international)  The house is definitely in Orange County, though.  It's the reason I was born down there.

Huh. Daily Fail fools me again.

Carry on.


As our country seems to become more and more divided with every passing day, I take some solace in the fact that we can all agree that the Daily Mail sucks ass.
 
2021-04-23 1:21:45 AM  
It's also South of Canada, why didn't they use that as a geographical reference; makes as much sense.

Why not just North of San Diego?  It's much closer to SD than SB.

West of Coachella?  South of where they buried and ransomed those kids in a school bus?
 
2021-04-23 1:23:56 AM  
RIP San Clemente

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2021-04-23 1:31:15 AM  

maxandgrinch: It's also South of Canada, why didn't they use that as a geographical reference; makes as much sense.

Why not just North of San Diego?  It's much closer to SD than SB.

West of Coachella?  South of where they buried and ransomed those kids in a school bus?


I hate defending the Daily Mail, but I imagine they didn't use "south of Canada" or "north of San Diego" as a geographical reference because it wouldn't be true.  Honestly, I thought it was pretty straight forward.  It's the largest oceanfront gated compound south of Santa Barbara, which strongly implies that there are larger oceanfront gated compounds in and/or north of Santa Barbara.

I'm a little lost as to why this is so complicated.
 
2021-04-23 2:02:17 AM  
Does it come with Michelle William's and Kirsten Dunst? Cause of so. I'm down.
 
2021-04-23 2:08:53 AM  

Ghastly: I do that now for free.


Nobody can lick our Dick
Vote Nixon
 
2021-04-23 2:10:53 AM  
people that live like lords should not govern over the common folk.
 
2021-04-23 2:48:55 AM  
To be fair, if you have $65 million to spend on a house you're probably already a dick.
 
2021-04-23 2:52:03 AM  
Mom and dad lived directly north of dick's place, separated by only a fence and a lot of peacocks. Used to walk up the beach right past dick's place and the san onofre nuke power plant next door.
 
2021-04-23 3:07:33 AM  
My Grandfather knew Nixon pretty well and went to Whittier College with him.
Here is part of a letter to my Grandfather from Nixon.
And by coincidence I moved into a house that was a stones throw from where Nixon was born.

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2021-04-23 3:16:18 AM  

ZMugg: Iggie: You think that they would at least update the 70s decor.

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The crown over the fireplace is...scary.

He really thought he was above the law, like a King.


It wouldn't surprise me if there is a gold-plated version in Mar-a-Lago.
 
2021-04-23 3:42:13 AM  
Just buy your own island for under 350 K.  https://www.jetsetter.com/magazin​e/aff​ordable-private-islands/
 
2021-04-23 3:52:28 AM  
So.....

In Bubba HI-Tep, Bruce Campbell played Elvis, and Ossie Davis played JFK.  If Nixon has made an appearance, who should have played him?

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2021-04-23 3:56:34 AM  
The wife just told me about that house. Some of the local restaurants have meals the Nixons liked on the menu. Nick's on Del Mar has some, and their butter cake is AWESOME.

/San Clemente resident
//Ocean Views FTW
///Living the dream behind the Orange Curtain.
 
2021-04-23 4:09:00 AM  

DigitalDirt: My Grandfather knew Nixon pretty well and went to Whittier College with him.
Here is part of a letter to my Grandfather from Nixon.
And by coincidence I moved into a house that was a stones throw from where Nixon was born.

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My stepfather went to Duke with Nixon, who was a 'poor', and my stepfather would brag about how he and his fellow rich frat boys would ridicule Nixon who was working in the cafeteria.
 
2021-04-23 4:24:25 AM  
If Rog Stone can beat his IRS scandal, that may free up enough money for him to buy this place. 
/Twat
//Dick
///Three
 
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