Jackie Kennedy’s former Georgetown mansion is for sale for $26.5 million

The former first lady moved into a luxury home in Georgetown just after the assassination of her husband, John F. Kennedy. It can now be yours, along with a piece of American history, for a whopping $26.5 million.

The mansion, which strongly reflects the so-called Federal style and where first lady Jackie Kennedy sought refuge after the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, is now for sale, as first reported Wall Street Journal. Located in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC, the house is part of a complex of three buildings that were Wall street Journal combined into one massive 16,300-square-foot residence is set to be one of the most expensive homes ever.

Although the 1794 house has been renovated, it boasts original period details such as fireplaces and gold-leaf ceilings. Even the large formal rooms of this home remain largely intact. Jackie Kennedy moved into the house at 3017 North Street NW with her two children, Caroline and John, in late January 1964, just two months after her husband’s assassination, hoping it would become a haven for her grieving young family.

Jackie and interior design legend Billy Baldwin decorated the children’s rooms in pink and blue – just like the White House. However, it soon became clear that this home did not offer the peace and space for grieving that John F. Kennedy’s family desired, but quite the opposite. According to the tabloid, tour buses crowded around the house and a lot of individuals who climbed trees, disturbed the peace and privacy of the family and even stole the house number. Jackie Kennedy was especially worried about her children, so later that year they moved to New York just a few blocks from her sister Lee Radziwill, where they settled permanently.

The house they spent so little time in has passed through many owners over the years, including former Miss America Yolande Betbeze Fox. David W. Hudgens, who owned a successful construction company, purchased two adjacent properties and began to combine them in 1997. He added the former Kennedy residence to them after purchasing it from the Fox model in 2017, as the magazine noted Wall Street Journal. Now this large residence is available for purchase for 26.5 million dollars, which translates to a little over half a billion crowns.

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