The Obamas will be unpacking their suitcases late Friday at the abode of outgoing US ambassador to Spain James Costos and his husband — an interior designer — Michael Smith, who’s been the White House’s decorator since 2008, TMZ reports.
The house is in Rancho Mirage, near Palm Springs, inside the Thunderbird Heights gated community at the top of the development and spread over 8 acres. It’s been completely renovated since 2011.
The Obamas have stayed at James and Michael’s home 4 times prior to this visit.
There will be lots of restrictions for anyone coming in or out of the property. Security wants to keep the number of people to a minimum at entry they’ll be checking IDs too.
Even when Obama’s out he’s still getting the presidential treatment, TMZ notes.