There are many beautiful old homes in DC’s Georgetown neighborhood, but not many can claim to have a connection with one of the country’s most iconic first ladies. A house on N Street NW can do that, as Jackie Kennedy stayed there after the murder of John F. Kennedy in 1963. It’s on the market now for $ 10 million.
Jackie Kennedy didn’t spend much time in the 9,339-square-foot house; it was largely a place of rest for her as she mourned the loss of her husband immediately after his untimely death. There she had a television appearance and thanked the public for their many heartfelt messages and their condolences. Most of the time, however, she stayed quiet and eventually bought a penthouse in Manhattan so that she and her two children could have more privacy.
After leaving, the Georgetown house was eventually bought by W. Averell Harriman, a politician whose résumé includes the Governor of New York and Secretary of Commerce to President Harry Truman. His wife, Pamela Churchill Harriman, hosted many lavish parties in the house, most of which were donations to the Democratic Party.
Suffice it to say, it’s an ideal place for entertainment. This was also ensured by the Harrimans, who commissioned the architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen – known for the design of Jackie Kennedy’s house in Martha’s Vineyard – to renovate the 1805-built address in Georgetown.
In its current state, the house has eight beds and five and a half baths. But above all, it has a back yard with a garden and pool–ideal to have guests in summer. However, the Jacobsen restoration retained much of the building’s original federal style architecture, so those looking for a home with a more historic look can still find it here. Plus, you can say you live in what Jackie Kennedy once called home.
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