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  • The White House is 168 feet (51.2 meters) long
  • The White House is 85 feet 6 inches (26.1 meters) wide without porticoes; 152 feet wide with porticoes.
  • The overall height of the White House (to the top of the roof) is 70 feet on the south and 60 feet 4 inches on the north; the façade (grade of lawn to parapet) is 60 feet on the south (lawn at 54 feet above sea level) and 50 feet 4 inches on the north.
  • It takes 570 gallons of white paint to cover the exterior of just the residence portion of the White House (center), excluding the West and East Wings. While there is no definite set schedule, generally the paint on the White House is cleaned and touched up annually and recoated when needed, with a full coat being applied approximately every 4-6 years.
  • The White House fence encloses 18.7 acres of land.
  • The White House has 132 rooms, including 16 family-guest rooms, 1 main kitchen, 1 diet kitchen, 1 family kitchen, and 35 bathrooms.
  • The White House has (excluding storage rooms): 10 rooms on the Ground Floor, 1 main corridor, 6 restrooms; 8 rooms on the State Floor, 1 main corridor, 1 entrance hall; 16 rooms, 1 main corridor, 6 bathrooms, and 1 restroom on the 2nd floor; and 20 rooms, 1 main corridor, 9 bathrooms on the 3rd floor.
  • Floor area (total of 6 floors) approximately 55,000 square feet.

A south view of the White House from the air.

Erik Kvalsik

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