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You Decide: Obama's Summer White House or Romney's Ski Retreat?

Can we get a big "hooray" that Election Day is finally here? At this point, you've likely watched the debates, studied the issues and decided which presidential hopeful you side with, but we've got one last topic that might sway your vote: the candidates' taste in vacation homes. Check out the photo galleries. 

Our first contender, a 28.5-acre estate on Martha's Vineyard known as Blue Heron Farm, served as a summer vacation getaway for President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for three years in a row. The compound -- which reportedly cost the Obamas $50,000 per week to rent -- includes two full-sized houses, equestrian facilities, a bocce ball court and a par-3 golf course, among other amenities. Inside, both homes offer an elegant country ambiance -- not to mention enough room for a large White House staff and Secret Service personnel.

Next on the ballot, we've got a Park City ski chalet formerly owned by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Set on nearly 11 acres, the post-and-beam-style residence offers sizeable gathering spaces, including a formal dining room, a media room and a great room with a large stone fireplace. Most of the furniture and fixtures were custom-made for the home, including the light fixtures and fireplace screens. When he purchased the property, Romney was serving as CEO and president of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. He sold the home in 2009 for a little less than its $5.25 million asking price.

So tell us, which presidential candidate has better taste in homes?


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