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The Most Famous Houses in Every State

Bob Vila Logo By Manasa Reddigari and Michelle Ullman of Bob Vila | Slide 2 of 50: In 1912, Walter Eli Clark became the first in a long line of governors to take up residence in the Alaska Governor's Mansion. The original construction cost $40,000, encompassed 12,900 square feet, and housed four bedrooms and three baths. More than 100 years and $2.5 million later, the house has expanded its footprint to 14,400 square feet and now contains 10 bedrooms, six baths, and a whopping eight fireplaces to keep the residents cozy during frigid Alaska winters.Related: 17 Log Cabins We Love

Alaska - Alaska Governor's Mansion

In 1912, Walter Eli Clark became the first in a long line of governors to take up residence in the Alaska Governor's Mansion. The original construction cost $40,000, encompassed 12,900 square feet, and housed four bedrooms and three baths. More than 100 years and $2.5 million later, the house has expanded its footprint to 14,400 square feet and now contains 10 bedrooms, six baths, and a whopping eight fireplaces to keep the residents cozy during frigid Alaska winters.

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