Inside JFK’s elegant red-brick townhouse in Georgetown, Washington DC
The former president lived here with his sister whilst dating Jackie Kennedy in 1951
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John F. Kennedy’s stylish Georgetown house has recently found a new owner, who paid $4.2 million to sleep in the property JFK occupied in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
Throughout this time, the former president lived in the nineteenth-century townhouse with his sister, Eunice. While living in the property, she worked for the US Justice department, while JFK was in Congress across the city in the Capitol Building.
Take the tour, below.
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Nestled amid the capital’s prestigious, academic neighborhood at 1400 34th St, this historic colonial residency exhibits Federal craftsmanship, though it still offered the Kennedy siblings access to a range of contemporary amenities of their era.
The esteemed modernist architect Richard Foster and builder Tom Glass renovated the house at the turn of the 21st century, yet the traditional elegance of JFK’s home prevails.
Beyond the glossy black door of this classic property is an alluring 4,659 sq foot maze of quintessential 'DC charm. It is complete with three bedrooms, four full bathrooms, a dining room, and a living room, as one might expect. However, there are also has some additional surprises lurking around this townhouse- including a bar, a walk-in closet, a soaking tub, and a stylish curved staircase.
Though, perhaps the most opulent of rooms is the wood-paneled library, where the beloved president would have almost certainly studied and read at leisure while in residence.
The crowning glory of this property is the discrete rooftop terrace space, with views that stretch across the most powerful city in America – all the way to the Washington Monument in the far distance.
Two years after selling the property, John F. Kennedy married Jackie Bouvier, though the iconic couple were reportedly dating in 1951 after meeting at a dinner party when JFK still lived in the property. Therefore, it is likely that the fashionable first lady also visited this home.
See: Jackie Kennedy Onassis's Martha's Vineyard house and estate is on sale for $65 million
The slice of US history sold for $4.2 million in November 2020. However, this figure was notably lower than the original asking price of $4.675 million last February. The sale was handled by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty (opens in new tab).
See: Blair House: Kamala Harris’s historic temporary home in Washington DC
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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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