The Trump administration has agreed to spend $1.5 billion for a home at Pennsylvania Avenue and Connecticut Avenue, the White House announced Wednesday.
The $1,832,000 home, designed by New York architect Frank Gehry, is part of the president’s efforts to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
“This historic home at Philadelphia’s iconic Pennsylvania Avenue is designed to showcase our strong economic, diplomatic and national security ties, and to help Americans see the great American values of cooperation and unity that define our nation,” Trump said in a statement.
The home was one of the finalists for the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s home design contest.
The winning home was the project of developer Tishman Speyer.
It was not clear how much the project cost or whether the federal government would pay for it.
The Trump White House said the home will include two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a basement with a deck, a swimming pool, tennis courts, a gym, a private chef’s kitchen and a meeting and conference room.
“We are thrilled to welcome this historic home to our portfolio,” White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said in the statement.
“It will be a home that can be used by members of our team and will serve as a great place to have meetings, conferences and celebrations for the entire administration.”
Grishamp said the White