Not long ago, President Enrique Peña Nieto opened his hangar doors for the most expensive presidential jet in the entire world. This time, the investigative journalists team of Aristegui Noticias has exposed his nearly $7MM mansion, referred to as the ‘White House’. The residence is located in Lomas de Chapultepec, which is one of the most prestigious areas of Mexico City. Coincidentally, the luxurious home is neither under the President or his wife, Angelica Rivera’s name, but under Grupo Higa, a construction company which was on the verge of benefitting from a millionaire contract to build a train from DF to the city of Queretaro. The house is, however, adjacent to one of the actress’s residences in the parallel street.

While such contract recently fell through due to other construction company’s complaints about the little time they’d had to pitch for the projects, Mexico’s First Lady did call the mansion “their home.” In May 2013, Rivera gave her first interview as Peña Nieto's wife to socialite magazine ‘¡Hola!’ where she said, “In our house, we lead our lives as normal as possible. I’ve let them know that ‘Los Pinos’ has been lent to us for only six years, but our true house, our home, is right here where this interview is taking place.”

The mansion known as “La Palma”, was built by architect Miguel Aragonés and painted in all white with a lighting system that can turn the walls, any color desired. Its luxuries include a huge, underground parking lot, an elevator connecting all floors, an outdoor living room and dining room, multiple bedrooms plus a main one with separate walk in closets, bathrooms and spa areas. The home of the presidential family is being maintained and looked after by the President’s staff (EMP) in the meantime, which are reportedly ensuring everything is adapted to the Peña’s family’s needs.

Grupo Higa, whose name the mansion is under, is affiliated with construction company Constructora Teya, which highly benefited from Peña Nieto’s government of Estado de México, as he granted the company numerous projects and helicopter rents.

Enrique Peña Nieto's $7MM mansion
The nickname given to the imposing residence, 'La Palma', comes from the palm trees growing in the front yard. YouTube/Aristegui Noticias
Enrique Peña Nieto's $7MM mansion
'La Palma' has multiple luxurious bedrooms to accommodate the entire family and guests. YouTube/Aristegui Noticias
Enrique Peña Nieto's $7MM mansion
The mansion's common areas are immense, letting all the light in though its huge windows. YouTube/Aristegui Noticias
Enrique Peña Nieto's $7MM mansion
The mansion's ground level floors are all made of luxurious light gray marble. YouTube/Aristegui Noticias
Enrique Peña Nieto's $7MM mansion
The residence nicknamed 'White House' has a lighting system that can turn the walls any color desired. YouTube/Aristegui Noticias
Enrique Peña Nieto's $7MM mansion
The residence nicknamed 'White House' has a lighting system that can turn the walls any color desired. YouTube/Aristegui Noticias
Enrique Peña Nieto's $7MM mansion
Its luxurious rooftop was supposed to include a bar and a jacuzzi, but the plans were modified. YouTube/Aristegui Noticias
Peña Nieto's 7mm mansion
The second living room of the mansion is connected to the house's exterior as well. YouTube/Aristegui Noticias