The President's House was designed and built in 1937 by the architectural firm of Wilber Hitchcock, who was responsible for the construction of some of Laramie's most elegant homes, it was maintained as a private residence until 1955 when it was purchased by the University of Wyoming to be developed as the new official home of the president.
The original four bedroom home was extensively updated and a new wing was added incorporating a large bedroom with private bath and dressing room, two fireplaces and an open porch which ran the entire length of the addition. A swimming pool was built in the enclosed back yard adjacent to the new wing but didn't last long due the realities of Wyoming weather. The porch was eventually enclosed with floor to ceiling glass to create a beautiful living room.
The house next door was purchased and demolished to provide additional parking and an expanded yard.
After a change of policy regarding how housing for the president was to be arranged, the house was sold in 1997 to a private party who occupied it as a residence until 2015. It was purchased then with the idea of repurposing it's grand but ungainly facilities for the provision of short term rentals for visiting scholars, artists and athletes with business at the University and no desire to establish a second household away from their primary residence.
It's location across the street from the school, it's history, and it's uniquely appropriate floor plan made it a natural choice for this endeavor. It was extensively remodeled to create four independent units, each with private access to a bathroom, kitchen and storage.
All units have been completely furnished including all kitchen utensils and appliances, bedding and bath supplies, and are fully decorated. Each unit is equipped with a television with cable and wi-fi. These services, as well as all utilities, are included in the rental fee. All units have access to a laundry room with a free washing machine and drier, as well as a variety of cleaning gear including vacuum and carpet cleaner.
The idea is to provide all that one needs to establish a fully functional home away from home. Walk in with a suitcase and you're ready to do your work without having to worry about setting up a place to live.
Stays ranging from three days to one year or more can be accommodated with a progressive pricing schedule.
12 Month Lease: $2,200/month Monthly: $3,000/month Daily: $250/night Individual bedrooms: - Privacy locks - Full access to kitchen, living room, dining room, piano and TV room - 1-Year Lease (12 months): $950 per month - Month-to-Month (4 - 12 months): $1,300 per month - Month-to-Month (1- 4 months): $75 per night - Day-to-Day: $125 per night
At $2,200, this listing is priced $808 more than the current market rate for a 4 bedroom home in Laramie.
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