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But the public rarely gets the chance to see the property for themselves. There are no public tours and the house is hidden from the street. If you dont know about it, its not there, historian Denyer said.

Mike Karen PenceVice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence. Alex Brandon/AP Images

Almost everyone knows the White House, but few people know that the vice president has an official residence of his own.

Vice President Mike Pence and his family currently live at Number One Observatory Circle, located on the grounds of the US Naval Observatory in Washington, DC.

The private complex has been the official residence of the vice president since 1974. Walter Mondale was the first VP to move into the house.

Here's a look inside the historic residence:

The private residence at Number One Observatory Circle was built in 1893. It's just 2.5 miles from the White House, but feels worlds away.

It is located on the grounds of the US Naval Observatory, where scientists study the sun, moon, and stars for navigational purposes.

The 26-inch refracting telescope on-site that found the moons of Mars.

For 30 years, it served as the home of the superintendent of the US Naval Observatory. Then in 1923, it became the official residence for the head of the Navy.

US Secret Service personnel close the gates to the Observatory in 2013.

In 1974, Congress designated the house as the home of the vice president.

Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter gather with Walter Mondale and Joan Mondale for dinner at the Vice-President's residence.

But the first vice president didn't move in until three years later, when Walter Mondale was elected second-in-command under President Jimmy Carter.

Vice President Walter Mondale hosts a dinner party for President Jimmy Carter and his family.

The ground floor has a reception hall, living room, sitting room, dining room, garden room, lounges, pantry kitchen, and veranda.

Second Lady Joan Mondale poses on the Juliet balcony overlooking the reception hall during a tour for members of the media on March 23, 1977.

On the second floor is the master suite, another bedroom, a study, and a den. The attic used to be servants' quarters, but now has four bedrooms for children. The main kitchen is in the basement.

An exterior shot of the Vice President's residence on April 2, 2012.

Every vice president has lived there since Mondale, bringing their own unique touch to the home's 9,150 square feet.

George H.W. Bush and his wife at the Naval Observatory the day after then Vice President Bush won the 1988 presidential election.

"It really changed from one administration to another," Charles Denyer, an historian and author of a new book about the residence, told USA Today in November.

A military harpist plays music during a Thanksgiving dinner hosted by Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden.

George H.W. Bush installed a horseshoe pit on the grounds when he was vice president.

George H.W. Bush answers a phone call in the residence circa 1983.

When Dick Cheney and his family moved in, they decorated the home using a neutral color scheme of of creams and greens.

Vice President Dick Cheney, his wife Lynne, and their daughter Mary, move into their new home in 2001.

People can donate to the Vice President's Residence Foundation, a non-profit organization created in 1991, to help pay for decorating expenses.

George H.W. Bush and the Bush's Golden Cocker Spaniel, C. Fred, at the residence circa 1983.

When Al Gore's family lived there, lacrosse sticks and drumsticks were reportedly always lying around.

Al Gore meets with Treasury Secretary Larry Summers at the residence on November 28, 2000.

The house features Queen Anne-style architecture, and a gorgeous porch that wraps around the front corner.

The veranda.

Dan Quayle added a swimming pool and exercise room during his tenure. In 2010, Joe Biden told reporters that Quayle was his "favorite vice president" because he helped build the pool.

The pool is heated and often used for hosting special events, like this pool party the Pences hosted for military families over the summer.

Jill Biden, Joe's wife, was also grateful. "Each person has added something to make the home better for the next family," she told The Washington Post.

Jill Biden welcomes area schoolchildren to her new home at the Naval Observatory in Washington on January 21, 2009.

She was also especially fond of the "serenity" of the place. "When times get tough, and there were some pretty tough times for the Bidens, you could sit outside and reflect. It was very healing," she said.

The Bidens host Wounded Warriors for an early Thanksgiving dinner at the massive dining table on November 19, 2012.

Numerous leaders and dignitaries have been to the residence over the years. In 2015, Biden hosted Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny.

Biden talks with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny over breakfast.

When the Pences moved in, Jill Biden told them that the Observatory is nothing like Washington, where she said life is truly hectic each and every day.

Donald and Melania Trump dine with Mike and Karen Pence.

But the Pences have made the Observatory their home. After moving in, they posed for Inauguration Day photos on the front porch.

They took their most recent official Christmas portrait from what looks like the sitting room. Just like the White House, the Observatory was all decked out for the holidays.

The house can be quite magical during the winter, especially when it snows.

Christmas 2019 at the vice president's residence.

Second Lady Karen Pence, a former art teacher, often paints at the living room table. Two of her paintings are on display at the house.

"A piece of Indiana at the VP Residence! Douglas David delivered a beautiful painting of his artwork. The peony is the IN state flower," she tweeted.

Since declaring art therapy as her official cause as Second Lady, she has hosted events for US soldiers suffering from PTSD.

Karen Pence welcomes service members on March 23, 2019.

Just like their predecessors, the Pences have hosted a broad range of guests, including politicians and world leaders.

"Enjoyed welcoming Senate spouses to the Vice President's Residence this afternoon to celebrate the holiday season," Karen Pence tweeted.

In June, US Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue joined Karen Pence to unveil the addition of bee hives to the grounds.

Sonny Perdue and his wife Mary joined Karen Pence for a walk on the grounds in June. Carrying her shoes, the second lady walked barefoot so her heels wouldn't get caught in the grass.

Karen also met with Ho Ching, the wife of Singapore's Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, in the garden room in October.

The Pences made use of the spacious patio by the pool in the summer.

But the public rarely gets the chance to see the property for themselves. There are no public tours and the house is hidden from the street. "If you don't know about it, it's not there," historian Denyer said.

The residence on Nov. 11, 2000, when Vice President Al Gore was secluded awaiting developments in the Florida recount.




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