37th President Richard Nixon had a stunning home in California — dubbed the Western White House. It’s now on the market, listed for $57.5 million. This beautiful west coast mansion comes in at a stunning 9,000 square feet of indoor space. It includes seven bedrooms and overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
Richard Nixon was the 37th U.S. President. He served as a Republican from 1969 to 1974 when he resigned following the Watergate scandal. He originally hailed from a poor family in a small Southern Californian town.
In the handful of adult years prior to his service in the Navy, he studied at Duke University School of Law and briefly practiced in California. His political career began after the war. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1950 and served as Vice President to Eisenhower from 1950 to 1960.
He then ran for President in 1960, and for California Governor in 1962 — both of which were unsuccessful. Later, he ran for President a second time, winning a narrow election in 1968.
This Western White House is a mansion as luxurious as they come. Its 9,000 square feet encompass seven bedrooms, a private standalone guest house, and a large formal living room with chandeliers and a fireplace. This home was originally built in 1927 in the Mission style, modeled after country homes found in San Sebastian, Spain.
The 26-acre property is also something to behold. The house itself has a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean, along with beautiful native landscaping all around the grounds. The grounds include a number of rolling lawns, several gardens, stone walkways to the house, a gorgeous pool, and several private walkways leading along the coast.
Imagine calling that your backyard! There is also a private tennis court with a sitting area and a large outdoor pavilion. During its tenure as a political stronghold, this west coast estate in San Clemente, California, hosted many prominent political figures, including heads of state like the Soviet Union’s Leonid Brezhnev, during the signing of the Soviet-American Communique.
Nixon is perhaps best known for some of the negative events that plagued his political career, including the oil crisis of the early 1970s and, of course, the Watergate scandal. Despite these, he had many political successes and was able to rehabilitate his image later in life. As President, Nixon is also known for establishing the Environmental Protection Agency, developing diplomatic relations between the U.S. and China, and presiding over the Apollo 11 Moon landing.
He also notably ended U.S. involvement in Vietnam in 1973, and in the same year, abolished the military draft. He stayed at this San Clemente estate after his resignation and spent time writing the memoirs that repaired his reputation.
President Nixon’s Western White House home sits on 26 acres of land, comes in at 9,000 square feet, and is now listed for $57.5 million. The home features seven bedrooms, a stunning formal dining room, a private guest house, and an unmatchable outdoor space.