The White House, one of United States’ most powerful decision making headquarter, is getting ready to welcome a new President on November 8. So here’s a look at what’s hidden behind its white walls before it gets a retransformation from the upcoming First Family of the US.
It is a well known fact that each president elected adds a bit of his personality into the interior style of the house, transforming this busy power place into a family home for the next 4 years.
Completed in 1800, the White House was designed by Irish-born architect James Hoban and it has 132 rooms, including 16 bedrooms, 35 bathrooms and 6 levels in the residence. So if we wanna detail this even more we count 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, 8 staircases and 3 elevators.
At various times in history, the White House has been known as the “President’s Palace” the “President’s House” and the “Executive Mansion“. President Theodore Roosevelt officially gave the White House its current name in 1901.
So here’s a virtual venture inside some of its famous rooms:
The famous Oval House in the West Wing:
The West Wing lobby:
The Diplomatic reception room:
The China room:
The Vermeil room:
The Library room:
The first floor entrance hall:
The family dining room:
The State dining room:
The Green room:
The Red room:
The Yellow oval room:
The Queen’s bedroom:
That’s a small glimpse of the diversified rooms styles of the White House that all falls under the same classical yet elegant interior spirit.
In case you missed our latest venture inside the Lebanese Presidential Palace in Baabda, you can check it out here: inside the Lebanese Presidential Palace.
source: www.whitehouse.gov , Architectural Digest