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Nine Majestic Homes Where the World’s Leaders Live

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President Hu Jintao of China makes a statement on the South Lawn of the White House, Jan. 19, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)
President Hu Jintao of China makes a statement on the South Lawn of the White House, Jan. 19, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)

 

We’ve already introduced you to where President Donald Trump used to live. And well, there’s no secret where he’s currently living: the larger version of the old pad, a.k.a. the White House, where every other American president in history has set up shop.

But have you ever wondered where the rest of the world’s leaders live? Surely, their houses are as opulent as 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? Curbed recently put together a gallery of the most architecturally majestic houses where world leaders live. We’ve tweaked it a little bit, below, for your viewing pleasure.

 

Palácio da Alvorada (Brazil)

Home of Brazil’s President Michael Temer

Designed by Oscar Niemeyer in 1958

Homes of World Leaders
Palacio da Alvorada is home to Brazil’s leader (Getty Images)

 

 

Kantei, a.k.a. The Office of the Prime Minister (Japan)

Home of the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Designed by Muraji Shimomoto in 1929

Homes of World Leaders
Kantei, Shinzo Abe’s home (っ/Wikimedia Commons)

 

 

Casa Rosada, a.k.a. The Pink House (Argentina)

Home of the President of Argentina Mauricio Macri

Designed by Francesco Tamburini in 1884

Homes of World Leaders
Casa Rosada, Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Getty Images)

 

 

Ittihadiya Presidential Palace (Egypt)

Home of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

(One of Three Residences)

Designed by Ernest Jaspar in 1910

Homes of World Leaders
The Heliopolis Palace Hotel in Egypt. (George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images)

 

 

Hofburg Palace (Austria)

Home of Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen

Designed by Various Architects Beginning in 1279

Homes of World Leaders
Hofburg Complex on Heldenplatz at dawn in Vienna, Austria (Getty Images)

 

 

Cheong Wa Dae, a.k.a. The Blue House (South Korea)

Home to South Korean President Park Geun-hye

Designed by Various Architects in 1991

Homes of World Leaders
Cheong Wa Dae (aka The Blue House) is the office for the South Korean president. (Getty Images)

 

Rashtrapati Bhavan (India)

Home to the President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee

Designed by Edwin Lutyens in 1929

Homes of World Leaders
Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official home of the President of India. (Getty Images)

 

 

Prague Castle (Czech Republic)

Home to the President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman

Designed by Various Architects Beginning in 870

Homes of World Leaders
Prague Castle, home to Czech President Milos Zeman. (Getty Images)

 

 

Quirinal Palace (Italy)

Home to the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella

(One of Three Residences)

Designed by Domenico Fontana and Carlo Maderno in 1583

Homes of World Leaders
Piazza del Quirinale in Rome (Getty Images)

 

To browse Curbed‘s full list, click here.

—RealClearLife Staff