Former gardener asks $75 million for Nixon's 'Western White House'

Nixon front

Rob Giem Real Estate

Nixon bought the estate for $1.4 million in 1969.

San Clemente, California's La Casa Pacifica is famous for being the "Western White House" of President Richard M. Nixon.

Along with his business partners, Nixon was the historic home's second owner - he bought it in 1969 for $1.4 million. The current resident, retired pharmaceutical Gavin S. Herbert, is asking $75 million for the Spanish Colonial Revival stunner, which has been featured in Architectural Digest three times. Advertisement

Herbert, who has owned the home for the past 35 years, was already a burgeoning businessman when he volunteered to be the property's head gardener, back when Nixon still owned the es ate. His love of all things green is evident throughout the property.

Hôm Sotheby's International Realty's Rob Giem holds the listing. Keep scrolling for a tour around the lush estate.