We all know that home repairs and upgrades can be pretty pricey – so can you imagine how much money it costs to maintain the White House in Washington, D.C.? This iconic Southern home is approximately 55,000 square feet, and would take about 570 gallons of paint to freshen up the exterior. That's not even including the housekeeping cost on taking care of the mansion's 132 rooms. Our friends at Coinage took a look at how much it would actually cost to repaint the White House. Now that's one homeowner's bill that we would not want to pay!
[MUSIC] [SOUND] Coinage, life, well spent. Presented by Geico. [MUSIC] The White House isn't just a white house. It's a huge house, approximately 55,000 square feet. It takes a lot to keep the president's gargantuan home in tip top shape. Reports put the yearly cost of maintenance and repairs between $750,000 and $1.6 million. To freshen up the exterior, it would take 570 gallons of paint. It would cost more than $20,000 just for the paint alone. The white housing grounds are technically a national park called, President's Park. An impressive 18 acres lie within the White House fence. Can you imagine mowing that lawn. And inside it must take quite a bit of house keeping to keep up with 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, and 3 kitchens. This includes 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, 8 staircases, and 3 elevators. Wow! The White House has changed a lot over the years. In 1949 it was gutted for renovations soon after Truman was elected. This complete overhaul cost a reported $5.7 million And while the White House is historically invaluable and so not for sale, it's current monetary value is estimated at more than $398 million. Be glad you don't have to pay property taxes on that home. COINAGE, life, well spent. Presented by GEICO.