Inside the Reagan family home: Lavish Los Angeles estate where Ronald was told 'congratulations, you're president of the United States' while he took a shower hits the market for $33million
- As the world prepares to bid farewell to the former First Lady, the property she and her late husband called home for three decades has been listed for $33 million
- While the off market listing ensures few will get a chance to see inside the home, the DailyMail.com has obtained photographs of the six bedroom estate
- The 12,000 sq ft property is in Los Angeles' wealthy Pacific Palisades
By: Chelsea white
History rarely comes with a view - or a price tag - like this.
Nancy and Ronald Reagan's home, which they gave up for the White House, is up for sale.
As the world prepares to bid farewell to the former First Lady, the property she and her late husband called home for three decades has been listed for $33 million.
While the off market listing ensures few will get a chance to see inside the home, the DailyMail.com has obtained photographs of the six bedroom - seven if you count the separate guest quarters - estate.
While the shower in which the actor turned politician first was told that he was America's next President is no longer there, the shower door is and is now surrounded in 12,000-square-feet of some of the most polished property Los Angeles' wealthy Pacific Palisades has to offer.
Developers purchased the Reagan's original house back in 2012 when it was just a modest 4,700-square-foot single story house for a little over $5 million and have since demolished what was then dubbed 'The Home of the Future' to meet the future's more opulent tastes.
Reagan came to own the home after falling in love with rugged and the then rather isolated mountainous area of the Pacific Palisades.
While now the area is filled with some of Los Angeles' most decadent homes and has a who is who is Hollywood stars in residence, back in 1953 it was where the iconic star loved to hike up through the Santa Monica Mountains.
Finding his perfect spot, the Kings Row actor decided to make a home for his new wife - who passed away on Sunday aged 94.
As luck would have it, Reagan had to do little to make the rugged vista into a dream family home as at the time he was hosting the popular TV show, General Electric Theatre, and so GE offered to build the home with all the latest gadgets including an all-electric kitchen, futuristic lighting and something that most could not have even imagined let alone dreamed of at the time - a home theatre.
It was in his palace that he was showering on November 4th as his wife, who was taking a bath, answered the phone and handed it to him.
The then 69-year-old actor turned politician still had the water running as the President Jimmy Carter said: 'Mr. Reagan? Congratulations. You're President Of The United States.'
A brass plaque bearing the Presidential Seal is now fastened to the wall on that very spot where US history was made.
The words are taken from Nancy herself, who once spoke of that special night and said: 'I'll never forget the night he was elected. It was just after 5, so it was already nighttime on the East Coast. I took a bath, and Ronnie got in the shower. The phone started ringing.
'It was President Carter, calling from Washington to concede the election and to congratulate Ronnie on winning. So I jumped out of the tub, started banging on the shower door, and he heard Jimmy Carter's voice say. ''Mr. Reagan? Congratulations. You're President of the United States''. We ran to the TV. There we were, standing in our towels, listening to them say he had been elected.'
Jaman Properties who bought the original home, may have developed a completely new property in its place but have kept a number of artifacts and incorporated them into its design.
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