Of all the homes in the D.C. area that claim a connection to the Kennedy family, very few have as much non-Kennedy pedigree in their background as this one. During the time Jackie Kennedy lived there with her children in the wake of her husband’s assassination it was owned by W. Averell Harriman—former governor of New York— and his wife Pamela Churchill Harriman, whose first husband was the only son of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The home passed down to her son, Winston Spencer Churchill, who sold the home in 1997 to the current owners and who have now listed it for $10 million. While the Harrimans owned the home they hired famed architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen to carry out extensive renovations.
The Georgetown home dates to the early 1800s, having been built by bank magnate Romulus Riggs, and is registered with the Library of Congress for being an “outstanding example of Federal Period architecture”. With eight bedrooms and six bathrooms the interiors have 12-foot ceilings, with most of the moldings preserved to match the time period it was constructed. A large dining room has hand painted murals on all four walls of the room. A covered outdoor terrace adds a touch of a contemporary feel with industrial-style framing, though the original brick is still visible through the use of a lattice-style support structures.
Its 9,339 square foot size makes it one of the larger homes within the D.C. city limits, and certainly for Georgetown it is one of the bigger homes in the neighborhood. There are only about a dozen other single-family homes actively on the market in Washington with a higher asking price than this. The property also comes with a pool, large landscaped gardens and parking for at least five cars.
The property is listed with Michael Rankin of TTR/Sotheby’s International Realty.
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