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What is the description and architecture of the White House?

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Ashley Howard on March 18, 2018

Originally, the plans for a "presidential Palace" were developed by artist and engineer Pierre Charles L'enfant. He envisioned a majestic home approximately four times the size of the present of the White House. The government held a competition for the practical design of the White House and the Irish-born architect James Hoban won. The "White House" proposed by Hoban was a refined Georgian mansion in the style of Palladio. Built of sandstone of gray color, it would have three floors and over 100 rooms. George Washington decided that this design was not wuite grand enough and the plan was extended about 30%.


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