The Vice President's House

The Washington Post, 11.27.08

With so much attention on the White House redecorating possibilities, it's easy to forget the other decor changes that will soon be happening in DC, like the Vice President's house at the U.S. Naval Observatory. The Vice President's Queen Anne-style house has been home to only 5 Vice Presidents. With less history than the White House, the Vice President's 33-room home is more flexible in design possibilities. More info and photos below the jump...

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The house was built in 1893 for Naval Observatory superintendent and in 1928 became the residence of the chief of naval operations. In 1974 Congress designated it the official residence of the Vice President, though the Navy still owns and operates the house.

Like the President, the Vice President can borrow furniture and artwork from national museums. The design and redecorating possibilities seem endless!

To read the full Washington Post article "A Family House Second to None," click here.

[Photos via the Washington Post.]

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