The White House is the official residence of the President of the United States. It has been home to every president since John Adams in 1800 and serves as a symbol of the American people and their government.
Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., it is a symbol of national history and pride. Constructed between 1792 and 1800 in a Neoclassical style, the building comprises six stories and about 55000 square feet of floor space, including nearly 200 individual rooms and 35 bathrooms. Along with its iconic facade, other features have become symbolic aspects of this historic site such as the White House gardens, the North Lawn, and Lafayette Square. The house’s interior design continues to change over time based on each president’s personal preferences—from James Monroe's ornate decor to Harry Truman's more minimalist style, for example—but certain presidential icons remain constant in all eras like Thomas Jefferson's collection of books or Abraham Lincoln's desk. The White House also houses countless works of art from American masters such as Gilbert Stuart, George Munger, Honoré Daumier, Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol, among many others; some even go back all the way to Benjamin Franklin who gifted a bust sculpted by Jean-Antoine Houdon upon his inauguration in 1797! Most recently contemporary artists like William Kimmel were commissioned to hang pieces within this architecturally impressive structure. At times serving as backdrop for international negotiation or hosting famous visitors such as Winston Churchill or Pope Francis ,the White House remains an enduringly powerful monument that reflects both U.S heritage while also inspiring us with its modern grandeur today.