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1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is perhaps the world's most famous address, and it is no ordinary home as it is the address of the White House, the official residence of the President of the United States. It is both global command center and family sanctuary, steeped in rich history and the world's most public private home. From the West Wing and the Oval Office, where most of the business of governing the country happens, to the East Wing, which has become the center of power for the First Lady, the White House is a world unto itself, situated on 18 acres, with over 100 rooms, thousands of staffers, its systems and infrastructure, and some of the most complicated and intense security in the entire world.
Now, in an all-new Special Edition, TIME Inside the White House: The History, Secrets and Style of the World's Most Famous Home
, readers go inside the White House in words and photos and learn of the rich history of America's House. The first presidential couple to inhabit the house in 1800 – John and Abigail Adams – moved into a home with only six inhabitable rooms. But over the years and based on presidential whims and desires, the changing times, and just as America has grown and evolved, so has the White House. Packed with diagrams, photographs and stories that chart the history of this symbolic house, TIME Inside the White House
is an exclusive invitation to view this house like never before.