This Georgetown Townhouse Where Jackie Kennedy Once Lived Is for Sale

published Jun 7, 2021
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Well before she stepped into the most famous residence in the country, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis lived in some pretty enviable estates. From her lush brick childhood home in McLean, Virginia, to the sprawling East Hampton oasis where she spent her summers as a young girl, the places where Kennedy Onassis called home throughout her life would inspire awe and envy in just about anyone — and one of them is currently for sale.

One of her former residences — in fact, the temporary home she lived in after her husband, President John F. Kennedy, was assassinated in 1963 — is currently up for grabs, though you’ll need a pretty hefty budget to snag a slice of Camelot. Located in the Georgetown area of Washington D.C., the listing for the home is a cool $10 million, so only those with seriously deep pockets need apply. That said, it’s totally free to peek inside.

The stunning 9,339-square-foot single family home was built in 1805 and still features many historical touches, including original moldings, nearly 12-foot high ceilings, and oversized windows to welcome plenty of natural light in throughout the house. Kennedy Onassis and her two children only stayed a short time before relocating to a different residence nearby, according to Observer.

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The brick home is situated on a .38 acre lot has eight bedrooms, five and a half baths, a formal dining room with a stunning chandelier, and three separate fireplaces, among other things. To enjoy the outdoors, the property features a pool, multiple terraces and outdoor lounging areas, a glass-walled outdoor solarium, and space to park five cars.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the home is known as the Riggs-Riley house and was built by bank magnate Romulus Riggs. Prior to the former First Lady taking up residence there, it was owned by W. Averell Harriman, the former governor of New York, and his wife Pamela Churchill Harriman (whose first husband, Randolph Churchill, was the only son of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill). The property was passed down to Pamela’s son, Winston Spencer Churchill, who sold it to the current owners in 1997 for just $1.7 million, per the listing.

So now that you’re all caught on the present and past of the property, maybe you’ll be in the future (if only in your dreams).