Kamala Harris is beginning her term as vice president in a remarkable, though momentary, house. After Harris was sworn in, she and her partner, 2nd gentleman Doug Emhoff, moved from California to Blair Home, otherwise called the president’s visitor home. Generally, the vice president lives in the U.S. Naval Observatory, however CBS News reports that the historical structure is presently going through restorations, which “repair work to the house … are more quickly carried out with the house empty.” An assistant to Harris informed CBS that repair work consist of changing chimney liners and “other family upkeep,” demands that were put in by the Navy, not Harris or Emhoff.
Blair Home is found on Pennsylvania Opportunity straight throughout the street from the White Home, and is comprised of 4 interconnected townhouses, amounting to 14 bed rooms and 35 restrooms expanded throughout roughly 60,600 square feet. Its remarkable size makes it, significantly, bigger than the White Home, which determines 54,900 square feet.
Initially integrated in 1824 as a personal house for the very first general of the U.S. Army, Blair Home was bought by the U.S. federal government in 1942 under Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency. In addition to the 14 visitor suites– each with their own extravagant restrooms– there are 3 official dining-room, 2 big meeting room, a beauty parlor, a health club, and a library that boasts more than 1,500 books, the majority of which refer to U.S. history. There are 18 full-time workers who staff your home, and 2 different cold and hot cooking areas are managed by an executive chef and a sous-chef.
Over the previous couple of years, a lot of the presidents’ visitors, consisting of foreign dignitaries and member of the family, have actually taken house at Blair Home. Queen Elizabeth, Justin Trudeau, Margaret Thatcher, and Vladimir Putin have all remained at the house, for example. Brand-new president Joe Biden likewise stayed at Blair House the night before the inauguration.