The home where Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis lived following the assassination of her husband, John F. Kennedy, is going to a no-reserve auction on October 24th.
Currently priced at $19.5 million, the 18th-century residence in Georgetown, Washington DC, was Jackie's residence in 1963 before she moved one year later to limit attention from the public and paparazzi.
The Federal-style mansion, named the Baker House, is certified on the National Register of Historic Places and also served as the residence of Georgetown Mayor Thomas Beall, Secretary of War Newton D. Baker, and the former Miss America Yolande Fox.
Now combined with two adjoining properties, the 16,300-square-foot mansion is among the largest and most opulent listings in the capital – and one of the world's best homes. Here, we take a tour.
Comprising 13 bedrooms, 13 full baths, and five half baths across the three homes (including Kennedy's house), this expansive mansion has been meticulously maintained, with original fireplaces, a grand entry hall, and a wood-paneled library that nods to its century-old heritage.
Recent renovations have also restored the elegant dining room with a gold-leaf ceiling and the spacious primary suite with parquet flooring, a spa-quality bath, and a private balcony with garden views. Other notable spaces include the gym, a home office, and a chef's kitchen equipped with modern appliances.
Alongside the main suite, four additional bedrooms feature en-suites and a lofted observation deck with unrivaled views of the property and across the capital, including the Washington Monument.
Passageways adjoin the additional houses to Jackie's main property, as well as an underground parking lot. One of the homes also features an Italianate entertaining room and three bedrooms, while the other offers five bedrooms with oak herringbone flooring, a gourmet kitchen, and elegant moldings around the entire property.
All three homes offer a distinct modern luxurious style that celebrates its 18th-century roots while tapping into a contemporary aesthetic.
Beyond its four walls, Georgetown, as a neighborhood, is equally as upscale. Synonymous with Federal homes, fine dining, and esteemed hotels, the area has long attracted the city's most exclusive residents, including Francis Scott Key, Thomas Jefferson, Elizabeth Taylor, and Alexander Graham Bell. Current luminaries include Jeff Bezos and Henry Kissinger.
Jonathan Taylor of TTR Sotheby's International Realty currently holds the listing. The auction, conducted by Concierge Auctions, will take place on October 24th. Photos courtesy of TopTenRealEstates.com.
To discover more about Jackie's extraordinary life, we're picking up a copy of this book (via Amazon) below.
By author Barbara Leaming, this 'extraordinary and deeply sensitive biography' is the first book to document Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' lonely yet valiant thirty-one-year struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following JFK's assassination.
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