Where Does Kamala Harris Live And How Big Is Her House?

Before vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris was old enough to choose where she wanted to live, she moved with her family from Oakland to Berkley and, when her parents divorced, to Canada (via Los Angeles Times). Between seventh grade and her high school graduation in 1981, Harris called Montreal's affluent Westmount neighborhood home. There, she attended Montreal's Westmount High School (a high school Leonard Cohen also graduated from) and enjoyed easy access to the paper shops, accessory boutiques, and "bougie hardware stores" on Sherbrooke Avenue (via Montreal and National Post). Perhaps she picnicked in Westmount Park, studied at the park's public library, or went on dates in its botanical garden. 

When it came time for college and graduate school, Harris moved back to the United States, first to Washington, D.C. and then to California. She quickly laid down roots, and today, these two places continue to be her chosen homes, as she has two abodes in the Golden State and one in Washington, D.C.

Here's where Kamala Harris lives when in Los Angeles

In Brentwood, Los Angeles, Kamala Harris rubs shoulders with the likes of Lebron James and Gwyneth Paltrow (via Business Insider). And she might run into Katherine Schwarzenegger at her local farmer's market or found herself in the same spa as Reese Witherspoon (via LA Eater and People). When she's spending time at her Brentwood home with her husband, Doug Emhoff, the Democratic vice-presidential candidate also might stop for weekend pastries from Red Rooster Bakery, or maybe she picks up a box of chocolates for date night from the 100 home-made varieties that Compartés Chocolatier serves up (via Discover Los Angeles). 

According to The Wall Street Journal, the $5 million, 3,500-square-foot home that Harris and Emhoff co-own is located on a busy street dotted with Mediterranean-style houses and more traditional shingled, clapboard homes. Per Business Insider, the single-family, four-bedroom home was built in 1948. Forbes notes that Harris and most of her neighbors' houses have pools. 

Think that's posh? Kamala Harris owns two more fashionable properties in addition to her Brentwood abode.

Here's where Kamala Harris lives when in San Francisco

When she's in San Francisco, Senator Harris calls a loft-style condo in the South of Market (SOMA) neighborhood home (via Business Insider). SOMA is a night club and restaurant-packed district that dates back to the Gold Rush. It boasts the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants (via San Francisco Travel). Rent SF Now describes SOMA as the perfect place to live "if you're looking for a chance to rub elbows with a start-up tech founder," and Culture Trip describes its residents as "fearless and active," and sporting "slightly more laidback wardrobes."

Harris bought her San Francisco residence when she became the city's district attorney (via Orland Sentinel and The Wall Street Journal). Before that, while in grad school in San Francisco, she lived with her sister, Maya, helping to potty train her sister's daughter, according to Politico. Harris' SOMA loft is the smallest and least-valuable of her three homes, measuring in at 1,000 square-feet and $890,000. "It's inexpensive, functional and cool," Nina Hatvany, a local real estate agent told the Wall Street Journal

Here's where Kamala Harris lives when in Washington, D.C.

While at work, Harris calls Westlight condo complex in the town's West End home. Google Maps shows that she's in walking distance of the free concerts and dance shows at the Kennedy Center, a dinner cooked by James Beard Award-winning chef Vikram Sunderam at the Rasika West End restaurant, and all importantly, a Trader Joes (via Washington DC).  

When Senator Harris is working on The Hill, the Orlando Sentinel reports that she sleeps in a 1,700-square-foot, two-bedroom apartment in Westlight. The complex is complete with floor-to-ceiling windows, a heated rooftop pool, and a state of the art fitness center. Other, similarly-sized, two-bedroom floor plans within the complex boast two bathrooms, a master bedroom with a walk-in closet, a spacious kitchen, a living room-dining room combo, and a den. Amenities for the building include a "Euro-chic kitchen," with a natural gas cooktop (important, we know how much Harris loves to cook) and a "spa-inspired" bathroom with teak shower floors (via Westlight Apartments). 

According to Daniel Heider, a real estate agent who's sold apartments at Westlight, the building is home to "athletes, real-estate types and foreign families" (via The Wall Street Journal). While Harris bought her Washington apartment in 2017 for $1.75 million, it's now valued at $1.98 million.