Where does the vice-president live? Kamala Harris Moves to Historic Washington DC Residence



This is the house where history is made.

Vice President Kamala Harris will soon be residing on the grounds of the Northwestern Naval Observatory in Washington, DC, in a house occupied by her predecessors for more than four decades.

Kamla Harris will reside at Number One Observatory Circle.

Kamla Harris will reside at Number One Observatory Circle.
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Harris, 56, will live in the 19th-century house with her husband, Doug Emhoff, 56, at Number One Observatory Circle. She will be the eighth vice president to reside in the Queen Anne-style house, which became the official home of the sitting vice president in 1974, according to the official White House website.

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The three-story house, built in 1894, is made of brick and wood, with green shutters and a partially wraparound porch. The house, which spans 72 acres, also includes a renovated living room, living room, garden room, two living rooms, reception room, kitchen and dining room.

The house itself was originally built for the superintendent of the US Naval Observatory (the observatory is still in use by the Navy today), but the then chief of naval operations “kicked out” the superintendent in order to that he can occupy it.

The interior of the house includes a living room, a living room, a garden furniture, two living rooms, a reception room, a kitchen pantry and a dining room.

The interior of the house includes a living room, a living room, a garden furniture, two living rooms, a reception room, a kitchen pantry and a dining room.
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The decision was then made to convert the house to the Vice President’s residence in 1974, but Vice President Gerald Ford never moved in until he assumed the presidency after Nixon resigned. Its second in command, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, maintained a residence elsewhere in the following years.

It wasn’t until Walter Mondale, who served under President Jimmy Carter between 1977 and 1981, that a vice president finally moved in. It has since hosted Vice Presidents Bush, Quayle, Gore, Cheney, Biden and Pence, and their families. (Pence left the house before attending the opening on Wednesday.)

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Current Vice President Kamala Harris, meanwhile, is not moving into the residence immediately, “to allow for home repairs that are more easily done with the house unoccupied,” an aide confirmed to Fox News, adding that repairs were to chime liners and other housekeeping.

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Harris made history on Wednesday when she was sworn in as vice president, becoming the first black and South Asian woman and woman to hold the post.


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