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White House, Washington, D.C.

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White House, Washington, D.C.

Though the President of the United States has called the 132-room Neoclassical mansion at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. home since John Adams moved in in 1800, it wasn’t called the White House until 1901. With five full-time chefs, 28 fireplaces, and a movie theater, you’ll never be hungry, cold, or bored in this house. New presidents are allotted $100,000 to redecorate the living quarters and the Oval Office, yet when the Obamas revamped the Oval Office in 2010 (and not at taxpayers’ expense) they were still criticized for doing it when the country was facing severe budget issues. It’s the only private home of a head of state that is open to the public for free. —Lyndsey Matthews

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