How crumbling 24 Sussex compares to homes of other world leaders, heads of state
A whirlwind tour of the homes of world leaders and heads of state
A one-time resident of 24 Sussex Drive says the prime minister's official residence is in such a state of disrepair that it should be torn down and replaced with a new structure that will make Canadians proud. In the meantime, prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau and his family will relocate to Rideau Cottage. The 22-room historic home is part of the grounds of Rideau Hall, which is the official residence of the Governor General. Rideau Hall has been the official home of every Governor General of Canada since 1867.
Rideau Hall, Canada
Here's a look at how 24 Sussex and Rideau Hall compare to other residences of world leaders and heads of state:
The White House, United States
Washington's White House has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800.
Most presidents add a little of their own style to the official residence. In the 1990s, Bill and Hillary Clinton refurbished some rooms with the assistance of Arkansas decorator Kaki Hockersmith, including the Oval Office, the East Room, Blue Room and, here, the State Dining Room.
Bellevue Palace, Germany
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, the head of government, actually lives in an apartment. But Bellevue Palace has been the official residence of the president of Germany since 1994. It was originally built as a summer residence for Prince Augustus Ferdinand of Prussia in 1786.
The Kremlin, Russia
The Kremlin in Moscow has had a long and storied life. President Vladimir Putin's primary residence is part of the Kremlin.
Elysée Palace, France
The Elysée Palace has been the official residence of the president of the French Republic since 1848.
Hôtel de Matignon, France
The Hotel de Matignon, completed in 1725, is the official residence of the prime minister of France.
Palacio da Alvorada, Brazil
The Palacio da Alvorada, or Palace of Dawn, is the official residence of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. The modernist building, completed in 1958, was designed by Oscar Niemeyer. A 2004 renovation by then first lady Marisa Letícia took two years to complete at a cost of $18.4 million.
White Palace, Turkey
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's new presidential palace on the outskirts of Ankara has been denounced by ecologists as an environmental blight and by the opposition as evidence of his autocratic tendencies.
The residence was built at a reported cost of $350 million. The home has 1,000 rooms and architecture that is supposed to marry modernism and the traditions of the medieval Seljuk dynasty.
Palazzo Chigi, Italy
Work on this palace first began in 1562 and is now the official residence of Italy's prime minister.
Quirinal Palace, Italy
The 16th-century Quirinal Palace is just one of the three current official residences of the president of the Italian Republic. It was the home of popes until 1870.
10 Downing Street, Britain
The modest entrance to 10 Downing Street belies its size. Number 10 is more than 300 years old. Originally three buildings, it contains approximately 100 rooms. It has been the residence of the prime minister since 1905.