HOME AT 1600 N Pennsylvania Ave - No, It Is NOT for Sale
No, this beautiful HOME AT 1600 N Pennsylvania Ave - No, It Is Not for Sale!
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is not your average starter home. The current residents will be moving out of it coming January and as far as I know, they aren’t looking to sell! The home I am talking about is ... The White House, of course. But, what if it was for sale? What would be the asking price? Hmmm... according to different sources it is valued between $90 and 100 million. If all of the artwork and historical furnishings were included the asking price jumps to $250 million. Zillow, however, values it around $396 million, which according to its estimates has increased $1,672,004 in the last 30 days. There are so many interesting facts and stories about it. Let me just list a few ... Enjoy!
Earliest known photograph of the White House, taken c. 1846 by John Plumbe
South facade of the White House with cherry blossoms
Interesting facts about The White House on 1600 N Pennsylvania Ave:
- It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800
- The White House was designed by Irish-born architect James Hoban
- There is a twin White House in Ireland - Leinster House in Dublin (now the seat of the Irish Parliament)
- Construction was between 1792 and 1800 using sandstone painted white
- George Washington never lived in the White House. He passed away in late 1799
- The White House is missing its cornerstone. On October 13, 1792 a group of freemasons met at a Georgetown tavern and paraded to the proposed site of the president’s mansion. In a ceremony, they placed an inscribed cornerstone to mark the start of the House’s construction. They then marched to an inn and made a toast to the event. And another, and another. In fact, they made 16 toasts! So no one really documented where the stone was. President Truman tried to find the stone during the renovation period, but no one has seen it since 1792. One theory is that is embedded between two stone walls near the Rose Garden.
- Before Theodore Roosevelt, it was known simply as the Executive Mansion
- Very little of original structure remains - in 1814, during the War of 1812, the mansion was set ablaze by the British Army1814 White House fire
- The White House was nearly condemned in 1948. President Harry S. Truman was forced out of the White House as his living quarters to the Blair House after officials decided the aging White House was close to collapse. Engineers discovered it was structurally unsound and close to falling down. The project was completed in 1952
- For recreation, the White House has a variety of facilities available to its residents, including a tennis court, a jogging track, swimming pool, movie theater, billiard room, bowling lane and a putting green and President Clinton added a seven-seat hot tub
- It's haunted. Of all the haunted White House anecdotes out there, this is the one that really sticks. Winston Churchill refused to ever again stay in the Lincoln Bedroom after Lincoln's ghost appeared to him beside the fireplace as he was emerging from a bath
- There are 132 rooms, 32 bathrooms in the 55,000 ft² of floor space on 6 levels to accommodate all the people who live in, work in, and visit the White House. There are also 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, 7 staircases, and 3 elevators
Christmas decor at The White House
And there you have it, my Dear Reader - HOME AT 1600 N Pennsylvania Ave - No, It Is Not for Sale . Hope you enjoyed a little bit of The White House history. It is an exceptional piece of architecture with exceptional history.
Let me know if you are looking for a new home for you and your family. Do you need to find value of your home home? Let me know I would be happy to help.
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About the Author:
The above information was provided by Bo Kociuba a long time resident of Canadian County, Ok. As Broker’s Associate Bo helps people sell & buy homes in OKC Metro. She works together with her partner, Buster Elliott. They Live & Love OKC! .Bo and Buster are multi-million producers with over 50 years combined real estate experience.
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