This is the house where the story will be made.
Vice President Kamala Harris will soon live at the Naval Observatory in northwestern Washington, D.C., in a home inhabited by several of her predecessors.
Harris, 56, will live in the 19th-century home with her husband, Doug Emhoff, 56, at Observatory Number One. She will be the eighth vice president to reside in the Queen Anne-style home, which was converted into the official home of the current vice president in 1974, according to the White House’s official website.
But first, Harris and Emhoff will have to wait to “allow home repairs that are easier to do with an unoccupied home,” a Fox News aide confirmed, adding that the repairs involved a chimeric liner and other household support. .
Until the renovations are complete, the couple will live in Blair House near the White House, the home that serves to accommodate the president’s guests, Fox News confirmed.
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The three-story Observatory building, built in 1894, is made of brick and wood, with green shutters and a partially covered veranda. The house, which is located on 72 acres, also has a renovated living room, living room, garden, two lounges, reception, kitchen and dining room.
The home itself was originally built for the overseer of the US Navy Observatory (the observatory is still used by the Navy), but the then Chief of Naval Operations “kicked” the supervisor so that he could occupy it instead.
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It was later decided to turn the home into the vice president’s residence in 1974, but vice president Gerald Ford never settled before taking over the presidency following the resignation of President Richard Nixon. His second commander, 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 was finally established. It has since been home to Vice Presidents Bush, Quayle, Gore, Cheney, Biden and Pence and their families. (Pence left home before attending Wednesday’s opening.)
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On Wednesday, Harris made history when she was sworn in as vice president, becoming the first woman and the first woman from Black and South Asia to take office.
Blair House, near the White House, serves as a residence for the president’s guests