18. Bellevue Palace
Who lives here: The President of Germany
When it comes to the official residence of its leader, Germany is a lot less straightforward and efficient than you might think. Angela Merkel, the Chancellor and effective head of government, lives with her husband in the same modest apartment she had before taking office, which is both laudable and an immediate disqualifier for the purposes of this list. The President isn't much better, though, because instead of living in Bellevue Palace, the lavish estate that is technically his official residence, he actually lives in a villa in southwestern Berlin. Hence being no. 18.
17. Quinta de Olivos
Who lives here: The President of Argentina
Despite sounding like a second-rate hotel made entirely from olives, the Argentinian president's official residence is a far cry from the iconic Casa Rosada (the executive mansion and office). While yes, it earns points for being an architectural landmark, and probably the only one with a heliport and a mini golf course, not many photos of the place exist, and from the few that do, it's just not much of a looker. If Argentina's not crying for anyone else, it should definitely be crying for its president's choice of abode.
16. Los Pinos
Mexico City, Mexico
Who lives here: The President of Mexico
Although the current Mexican president faced accusations last year of accepting a brand new, multi-million-dollar mansion from a company in exchange for a bullet train construction contract, his actual home (at least while he's still president) is Los Pinos: a French-style mansion in the Chapultepec Forest.
Los Pinos is a pretty cool place in its own right, but the PREVIOUS official residence, Chapultepec Castle, was way more impressive, and served as the presidential home from 1882 to 1944, when then-president Lázaro Cárdenas prudently/annoyingly converted it into a museum. Way to preserve history, nerd!