IT’S IN THE DETAILS. The floor of the large entrance foyer was stenciled with stain to provide a more friendly scale and sense of cohesiveness. Pictured also are the stairs that lead to the family quarters on the second and third floors, which were renovated prior to the Gores moving in, to accommodate a family with four children. Number One Observatory Circle, the official home and residence of the Vice President of the United States. (Photographer: Oberto Gili). Text credit: Charles Denyer.