Nixon’s “Western White House” Up for Sale
Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 – 2:01 PM
(CNS) – The oceanfront estate in San Clemente once owned by Richard M. Nixon and known as the Western White House during his presidency is up for sale at $63.5 million, down from its $75 million asking price three years ago, it was reported Tuesday.
The seller is former Allergan Pharmaceuticals Chief Executive Gavin S. Herbert, who acquired the property and surrounding acreage from Nixon in the 1980s, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The walled estate, which Nixon dubbed La Casa Pacifica, sits in a gated enclave on an isolated bluff that overlooks the ocean. Panoramic views can extend 60 miles to San Clemente Island. The 5.45-acre property has 450 feet of beach front, according to The Times.
Acquired for Nixon’s use in 1969, the estate has hosted numerous world leaders, including Japanese Premier Eisaku Sato, South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu and former President Lyndon B. Johnson. Celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, John Wayne and Cesar Romero also visited Nixon at the estate.