Meet Lame Duck’s Non-Lame $2 M. Dallas Mansion

On the one hand, the news today that President George W. Bush has bought a 1.13-acre, 8,501-square-foot house in Dallas for $2.07 million must surely be raising some resentment in a nation where nearly one in four homeowners with mortgages currently owe more on their mortgage payments than their homes are worth. After all, Mr. Bush’s post-presidency abode (above) not only has a 1,150-square-foot garage, 896-square-foot servants’ quarters, and a bonus 240-square-foot storage space, but his next-door neighbor is literally a billionaire.

But, on the other hand, if Mr. Bush had chosen Manhattan as his post-White House place of residence, $2.07 million would barely buy him a condo the size of his new garage. Even with the market suffering, according to a gander at listings on StreetEasy, $2.07 million is just enough for a 1,091-square-foot Turtle Bay condo; a 1,612-square-foot place on West 58th Street; or a 1,743-square-foot condo on West 100th.

Meet Lame Duck’s Non-Lame $2 M. Dallas Mansion