The period DC townhouse where Jackie Kennedy lived following JFK's assassination has just entered the market for $10 million. The former first lady lived in the estate with her two children after moving out of the White House following her husband's death, the Library of Congress reports.
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The historic home is among Georgetown's most sought-after residences and has previously caught the eye of international dignitaries, including power couple W. Averell Harriman – the Former Governor of New York – and his diplomat wife, Pamela Churchill Harriman.
It is perhaps unsurprising, therefore, that the Harrimans used the home to host indulgent parties for DC's political and social elite throughout the 1970s.
Following the death of Pamela Harriman in 1997, whose first husband was the only son of Winston Churchill, the home was left to her child, Winston Spencer Churchill. The present owner then purchased the house later that year, the agent explains.
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Along with the esteemed architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, Pamela worked to renovate the home by accentuating the ornate architectural details of the early nineteenth-century property.
Beyond its eight bedrooms and five bathrooms, the townhouse boasts exquisite public rooms that showcase its rich heritage through its light-colored narrow-board wood flooring and elegant high ceilings. Other notable assets include the oversized north-facing windows, which drench the property in Georgetown sunlight.
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Stretching over 38-acres, the home is a uniquely large space for its prime Georgetown position – meaning there is lots of space to follow in Pamela and W. Averell Harriman's footsteps and hold an indulgent party in the heart of the capital. This space continues onto its ground floor terraces and verdant gardens crowned with a swimming pool.
Plus, beyond its red brick facade, the charm of the property is mirrored in the leafy Georgetown neighborhood that is brimming with Federal-style architecture, chic fashion boutiques, and cobblestone streets as a nod to its prestigious past.
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Georgetown Waterfront Park is also only a ten-minute walk for when you want to unwind beyond your private garden.
The home at 3038 N St Nw Washington (opens in new tab) is listed with Eric Angelus of TTR Sotheby's International Realty.
Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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