Mike Pence and his wife have returned to their Midwestern roots in a newly purchased mansion in one of Indiana’s most exclusive neighborhoods.
The 62-year-old former vice president, who is reportedly gearing up for a presidential run as the Republican nominee in 2024, and Karen Pence bought a new home in suburban Indiana’s Carmel for $1.93 million last month.
The 10,300-square-foot “picturesque” home sits on a five-acre lot and has seven bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms and an in-ground pool, according to the listing for the home on realtor.com
Listed as the perfect home ‘if you want all the luxuries of life’, the mansion features a dock overlooking a pond, an indoor three-basket basketball court, a gym, and a large screened-in porch with a ceiling fan, fireplace and a BBQ grill.
The 62-year-old former vice president bought a new home (pictured) in the Indiana suburbs of Carmel last month for $1.93 million.
The stairs in former Vice President Mike Pence’s new “picturesque” 10,300-square-foot home that he bought in May for $1.93 million
Spanning over 10,000 square feet on a five-acre lot, the grand home has a large living space with a fireplace for the Pence family
The lower level of the house has a media room next to a ‘beautiful’ handcrafted bar, another large seating area, said the listing for the house
The house is located in the city of Carmel, which was recently named the second-wealthiest city in the Midwest, according to a survey by personal finance site nerdwallet.com.
The former vice president will be able to work on plans for his rumored 2024 career in his new spacious wood-paneled den with a fireplace.
The 10,300-square-foot home in the exclusive Carmel, Indiana neighborhood has a total of seven bedrooms
The lower level of the house features a media room in addition to a ‘beautiful’ handcrafted bar, another large seating area and space for a pool table.
Also on the lower level of the house is a fitness room with an associated full bath next to it.
Photos of the house, built in 2008 according to the listing, also show that the house has four garages and a stone fireplace on the ground floor.
Photos of the house also show the extensive grounds leading to the house, a spacious den with wood paneling and fireplace, and a large kitchen with wood cabinets and an accompanying butler pantry.
The mansion was first listed on April 1, and the Pences placed an offer a week later, the New York Post reported. They closed the house on May 25 for $1.93 million, more than the original asking price of $1.8 million.
The purchase came not so long after he signed a $3 million to $4 million publishing contract with Simon & Schuster in early April to write two books.
Built more than a decade ago in 2008, the huge house offers ample space for the former vice president’s fleet of four garages.
Mike Pence bought the $1.93 million mansion that sits on five acres of land and has a built-in backyard pool
Vice President Mike Pence’s newly purchased home in Carmel, Indiana has a three-hoop basketball court on the lower level
Mike Pence’s new 10,300-square-foot home also has a large screened-in porch with a ceiling fan, fireplace, and BBQ
Former Vice President Mike Pence’s new home in Carmel, Indiana, has a spacious kitchen with wood cabinets
Former Vice President Mike Pence’s new home in Carmel, Indiana, has a total of seven bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms
The purchase of the home comes after the former vice president told reporters, “I’ve already promised Karen will move back to Indiana this summer,” in January.
CNN first reported news of the deal, with the publisher saying the first book — about Pence’s faith and time in public service — is tentatively scheduled for release in 2023.
“Pence will address the many pivotal moments of the administration, from the moment he was selected to serve as vice president until inauguration day on January 20, 2021,” the publisher said in a press release.
The former partners could potentially be rivals in the 2024 elections.
While Trump has not officially said whether he will make an offer for the White House in 2024, he has suggested on a run, saying he would wait until the 2022 midterms to make an announcement.
Since the end of his presidency on January 20, Trump and Pence have had a rather stale relationship. Trump believes Pence could have done more to prevent Congress from certifying the Electoral College results for Joe Biden’s victory when he chaired the joint session on Jan. 6.
MAGA rioters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 as the then vice president ratified the results of the 2020 election, chanting, “Hang Mike Pence!” when he said he didn’t have the power to undo Joe Biden’s win.
The Pences and daughter Charlotte were taken to a secure facility in seconds as protesters sped through the building.
Pence announced his intention to return to his home state after the end of his first and only term as vice president on this year’s inauguration day, Indystar.com reported.
The Indiana native represented his home state as a congressman for more than a decade, from 2001 to 2013.
He then served as governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017, until his stint as vice president alongside Republican Trump until January 2021.
The city of Carmel was recently named the second richest city in the Midwest, according to a survey by the personal finance site nerdwallet.com
“There’s no place like home and Indiana is home,” Karen Pence told USA Today in a statement last month.