Here’s a Rare Look Inside Hillary and Bill Clinton’s Cozy Home in Washington D.C.– It’s More Colorful Than You’d Expect
Celebrity homes often get the spotlight when it comes to magazine features. So, it’s quite refreshing to see other public figures, like politicians, open up their homes for the public to see. Just recently, power couple Bill and Hillary Clinton let cameras in their Washinton D.C. home and shared about what they love about the place.
Known locally as ‘Whitehaven’, the Georgian-style brick home was first built in 1951. It stands on a 0.33-acre lot and is located close to a row of foreign embassies making it the perfect place for a politician to call home. Before the couple moved in and took over the place, Whitehaven was owned by many other notable figures like the British diplomat Sir David Muirhead and American socialite Muffie Cabot.
Describing what she felt like when first moving in the house, Hillary said that she instantly felt emotional because of the old-time New York vibe that the house and the surrounding neighborhood had. The gardens on the property also caught her attention commenting on how they were the most beautiful ones she’d seen during their house hunting tour at the time.
Hillary and Bill spend most of their time in their primary residence in New York but still, they do spend quite a bit of time in their Washington D.C. home as well.
Years in The Making
Three years after buying the place, Hillary got the help of an interior designer to fix up the 5,500-square-foot hosue. They added a conservatory-style living room (pictured above) towards the back of the house to give a better view of the backyard and the pool from inside. And as Hillary revealed in an interview with Architectural Digest, the spot has become her favorite place in the house to read and entertain guests.
Meanwhile, she’s also putting the gardens she loves into hosting hundreds of guests whenever the family has an event. But all this work wouldn’t be complete without the help Hillary got from her mother, Dorothy Rodham.
Together, the mother-daughter duo picked the furniture and colors that went into designing the house. In fact, the abundance of colors in the interior of the home was actually Mrs. Rodham’s idea as she really likes colorful spaces.
A great example of the results of the design tandem’s efforts is the dining room. Painted a bright shade of blue, the area is decorated with vibrant rugs which are both functional and stylish. As Hillary reveals, she picked a busy design so guests wouldn’t feel so uncomfortable eating in fear of staining the rug below.
A fantastic choice it seems since the room sees the most action in the house. The couple often uses the dining room to host buffets, formal dinners, and even cocktail parties. She recalls one memorable dinner she hosted as Secretary of State which was attended by representatives of the ‘G8’ countries.
Another interesting aspect of the room is a painting done by actor Pierce Brosnan which hangs prominently in one of the walls.
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