Jacqueline Kennedy’s Georgetown Retreat, Washington, D.C.


Offered at $8,995,000

Tucked among the string of authentic Federal homes is one of the most historic properties in Georgetown. Its storybook provenance is notable, with owners and occupants representing the fascinating eras of Georgetown’s history. Built in 1794, it was first occupied by the leaders and merchants who gave the community its start. During World War I, the house was occupied by the Secretary of War under President Woodrow Wilson, and it is he who gave his name to the house as a National Historic Landmark: The Newton D. Baker House. During the years of both world wars, the house was frequented by many pivotal individuals, including Generals John Pershing and George Marshall. The house was purchased and occupied by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy after she left the White House. For the last 40 years, the estate has been the residence of Yolande Fox, Miss America 1951, the Grand Dame of Georgetown. The home’s scale, grace, and proportions are all magnificent. It has a wide center hall that one enters through a vestibule with views of the garden through the door opposite. The elegant living room benefits from two exposures, one with southern light and magnolia trees and another to the north looking onto the garden. The large dining room features floor-to-ceiling windows and a fireplace, and the full-size kitchen is rumored to have the same cabinetry and colors that the first lady installed in 1964. Beyond the kitchen, a breakfast or family room with double doors opens to the garden, which is wide, deep, and perfectly level with the grade of the house. The second floor boasts a lovely firelit master suite with a comfortable balcony overlooking the back yard. Also on this floor are a large ensuite bedroom, a stately library with built-in bookshelves and fireplace, and an office with an elevator. The third floor has a generous landing with access to four large bedrooms and a trunk room with elevator access. Stairs lead to a cupola featuring stunning views of the Potomac River and the Washington Monument.

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