The New York Times writes that, at first glance, this mansion with green shutters could have belonged to anyone. It was built 128 years ago, and is located 2 miles from the White House and is adjacent to several embassies. The house is adjacent to the Marine Observatory Park, which is inaccessible to the public.
Just over 800 square meters, the Queen Anne-style mansion with a library, kitchen and multiple bedrooms was designed by Washington-based architect Leon Dessez and built in 1893. Until the 1970s, high naval officials with their families lived in the house.
Initially, American vice presidents lived in their homes or in a hotel if they were on business in the capital. But in the 1920s, an official residence was built for the deputies of the American Commander-in-Chief. The initiator of this decision was the Secret Service - the Security Service of the American President, because they could not observe all the rules of secrecy if the residences were changed. The situation was very curious - America's second man and one of the most influential people in the world did not have a home in Washington. It wasn't until 1974 that the vice presidents found their own residency in the US capital.
The maintenance costs of the residence are still borne by the US Navy. A donation fund has also been set up for the residence of the vice presidents, and donations cover the cost of new furniture and home decoration. Every vice president brings something new: George W. Bush, who was vice president from 1981 to 1989, built a stable. Dan Quayle, next to him, was the pool, which was then greatly praised by Vice President Biden. Michael Pence set up hives with bees on the lawn.
Since 2017, Joe Biden and his wife Jill have lived in Delaware in a home he bought for $ 2.7 million. It is located between Cape Henlopen National Park and the Atlantic Ocean. There is a large gate at the entrance. You can see the ocean from the house. The backyard has an open kitchen, BBQ area and fireplace. The realtor says that Joe and Jill have wanted their entire lives to buy a house that their entire extended family, including children and grandchildren, could live in, with a beach nearby. Three years ago, their dream came true.
From 1974 to 1996, the Biden family lived in the town of Greenville in the same state of Delaware, which the senator then bought for $ 185,000. Biden jokingly called his home "Base", and his campaign headquarters was located there when he first took part in the presidential race in 1988. In 1996, Biden sold it for $ 1.2 million.
Vice President Kamala Harris has several houses and an apartment, the American media write.
In 2012, Harris's husband, lawyer Doug Ehmoff, bought a 350-meter house in the prestigious Los Angeles suburb of Brentwood. So the Harris-Emhoff family became neighbors of Gwyneth Paltrow and LeBron James. Two years later, Harris and Emhoff were officially married and transferred ownership to a joint trust. The house has 4 bedrooms, a swimming pool, it is located 10 minutes from the Getty Museum. Last year, all residents were evacuated due to fires, but the home of Kamala Harris and her husband was not damaged. It is now valued at $ 5 million.
In 2017, after being elected to the Senate, Kamala Harris paid $ 1.775 million for a three-room apartment in Washington's West End. The komminium is located a mile from the White House. The complex has its own rooftop pool, maids and 24-hour concierge.
In 2004, when Kamala Harris became the first black female prosecutor in San Francisco, she bought a 100-meter apartment for $ 489,000. Now the cost of the apartments has doubled.