How big is the White House

35 bathrooms, cinema, bowling alley: this is what it looks like in the White House

It is the most famous building in the world: the White House in Washington D.C.

The incumbent US President works and lives here on 16,774 square meters.

Business Insider shows how the White House is built and what it looks like inside.

Tonight is also about the most famous house in the world: the White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C., the official residence of the US President.

The building was first named in 1901 by President Theodore Roosevelt because of its white exterior. But the history of the villa goes back much further.

The location of the White House was chosen by George Washington, who was the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797. The foundation stone for the building was laid in 1792. The building was modeled on what was then the Irish Parliament.

In 1814 the White House was burned down by British troops, but five years later it was rebuilt and expanded and redesigned several times. In 1901, the then US President Theodore Roosevelt renovated the building and had it painted white. In 1909 the world-famous study of the US President, the Oval Office, was built in the west wing.

After the Second World War, the White House was in need of complete renovation. Harry S. Truman instructed a major renovation that lasted from 1949 to 1952. During this time, the government moved to the US President's official guest house, Blair House.

Today the White House consists of a main building in which the representative reception rooms are located. There is also the West Wing and the East Wing. The Oval Office and the other offices of the US President's staff are located in the West Wing. The East Wing has the largest event rooms. Receptions, press conferences, concerts and balls are held here.

The White House has a total of 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 412 doors, 147 windows, 8 stairwells, 3 elevators, a swimming pool, a tennis court, a cinema, a bowling alley and a basketball court.

These are 15 rooms that hardly anyone knows:

Music room

Sports room

Chocolate Shop

Bowling alley

Cinema room

Card room

China Room

Vermeil Room

Family dining room

Flower shop


Games room

Private study

Navy Fair

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