Though the United States doesn’t have royalty, the Kennedy family might be as close as it gets. With that logic, owning one of Jackie Kennedy’s former homes is kind of like owning an American palace. Now, one can be yours—and at a relative steal, no less. Originally listed for $26.5 million by Jonathan Taylor of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, the home will soon go to auction through Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions with opening bids expected to start between $5 and $11 million.
“This estate is an iconic piece of Georgetown, with historical architecture and a number of notable past residents including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis,” Taylor said in a statement. “Properties like this only come available once in a generation, and we are thrilled to be working with Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions to write this historic estate’s next chapter.”
Located at 3017 N St. NW, in Washington DC’s Georgetown neighborhood, the home was the first property the first lady bought following John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963. The house, which was built in 1794, is nearly as old as the United States and steeped in political history. It was first constructed for Thomas Beall, the second mayor of Georgetown, and was also home to secretary of war Newton D. Baker and former Miss America Yolande Fox. Designed in the Federal style, the property’s cultural significance aided in it being added to the National Register of Historic Places. It was most recently owned by David W. Hudgens, who passed away in 2022, and is being sold through a trust.