It’s not the White House but…this is the incredible mansion where the US Vice President gets to live
JOE Biden has taken up residence at the famous White House in Washington – but where does the vice president get to live?
The president's right hand woman, Kamala Harris, may not move into the world famous address, but she does get her own house and it is pretty incredible.
The lavish 33-room Number One Observatory Circle was built in 1893 and is located on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington.
In 1974, Congress passed a law making the swanky three-storey brick house the “official temporary residence of the Vice-President of the United States” and it has since hosted the likes of Mike Pence, Dick Cheney, Al Gore and even Joe Biden himself.
The Queen Anne-style pad comes complete with its own swimming pool, 525-sq-ft skylit exercise room, a putting green, hot tub and pool house.
Millions of dollars have been spent on renovating the house, to add extra features, create extensions and improve security measures.
As is typical of houses in the late nineteenth century, there are turret rooms and the rooms open up to each other instead of coming off a central hall space.
It is furnished with colonial style pieces, but the wallpaper and décor has changed over the years, depending on the occupier’s taste.
In 2009, it was even reported that Joe Biden – who was Vice President at the time and is now taking up residency in the White House at President – had revealed there is a secret hideaway "behind a steel door" in the house, although a spokesperson swiftly corrected that it is actually “an upstairs work space in the residence.”
Besides being a family home, the vice president’s home typically hosts many social events and has opened its door to journalists and other official guests.
Prior to 1974, the vice president had lived in their own homes, but following J.F Kennedy’s assassination, it was deemed necessary to have an official pad set aside for the role.
The first vice president to move in was Walter Mondale, who served under Jimmy Carter.
It has been featured in a number of TV shows, including Homeland, when Nicholas Brody visits the house, and House of Cards, when Frank Underwood opts to instead move into his own private house.
We previously shared a look inside America’s most expensive house, which is on sale for £200 million with 12 bedrooms, a helicopter and seven staff.
We also posted images of the inside of Donald’s bling £80million Trump Tower penthouse that’s dripping with gold, marble and crystal chandeliers and is fit for a king.
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