In honor of President’s Day, we thought we would share some Presidential interiors that we have had the pleasure of photographing over the years.
The Kennedy Estate in Palm Beach was home to the Kennedy family for over 60 years. Patriarch Joseph Kennedy bought the house in 1933 for $120,000. Used as the Winter White House by President John F. Kennedy, the historic property had a pool, tennis courts and no air conditioning. We were called in to photograph the house when the Kennedy family decided to sell it in the mid-1990’s.
The private residence of President George H. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush is located on the campus of Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas. Designed by Mark Hampton, the apartment was bright and cheerful. Framed photographs of family and dignitaries were in abundance. We were told not to move any pictures in President Bush’s office as he hung them all himself and liked where they were placed. The apartment overlooks the Bush Presidential Library.
We have photographed Mar-A-Lago for several magazines. A historic landmark, the estate was built in the mid-1920’s by heiress and socialite Marjorie Merriweather Post. Post envisioned the house as a winter retreat for American presidents and dignitaries, and following her death in 1973 it was bequeathed to the nation. Successive presidents declined to use the mansion, which was returned to Post’s estate. Purchased in 1985 by Donald Trump, it now serves as Post intended as a winter white house in addition to being a members-only club.
20 February 2017