John F. Kennedy’s former Washington, DC, home just sold for $4.2 million. Look inside the 220-year-old brick house with a private rooftop terrace.
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An unknown buyer has just picked up a piece of history: the onetime Washington, DC home of President John F. Kennedy.

Listed for $4,675,000 back in February, the three-bedroom Georgetown house where Kennedy lived for three years just sold for $42 million, Mansion Global reports.

Before he was president, Kennedy lived in the house from 1949 to 1951 while serving in the House of Representatives for Massachusetts’ 11th congressional district. According to The Washingtonian, he shared the home with his sister, Eunice. 

The Federal-style brick house was built around 1800 and was recently renovated by architect Richard Foster and builder Tom Glass, according to the listing. It comes with an attached garage and a private rooftop terrace with views of the Washington Monument. It sits in the historic neighborhood of Georgetown, where the median listing price today is nearly $1.4 million.

Christie-Anne Weiss and Christopher Ritzert of TTR Sotheby’s international Realty held the listing.

Take a look inside the home.

John F. Kennedy’s onetime Washington, DC home is a Federal-style house built in 1800. It just sold to an unidentified buyer for $4.2 million.



Ryan Corey/TTR Sotheby’s International Realty


It was put on the market in February for $4,675,000.

According to Zillow, it last sold in 2008 — also for $4.2 million.

The three-bedroom house sits in Georgetown, a historic neighborhood west of downtown that’s full of cobblestoned streets and charming boutiques.

View of Georgetown neighborhood.

Ryan Corey/TTR Sotheby’s International Realty


The median listing price in Georgetown is nearly $1.4 million, according to Zillow.

Although the original structure was built about 220 years ago, the home recently underwent extensive renovations by architect Richard Foster and builder Tom Glass.



Ryan Corey/TTR Sotheby’s International Realty


Because Georgetown is a historic district, the renovations had to adhere to strict guidelines and maintain historical accuracy in the home, according to Inman.

But there’s no shortage of modern touches. The gourmet kitchen features stainless steel appliances and a large island.



Ryan Corey/TTR Sotheby’s International Realty


Source: TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

The kitchen also includes a breakfast bar and a butler’s pantry.

breakfast bar and butlers pantry

Ryan Corey/TTR Sotheby’s International Realty


Source: TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

The formal dining room has a fireplace and opens up to a terrace.

grand formal dining with fireplace

Ryan Corey/TTR Sotheby’s International Realty


Source: TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

A wood-paneled library includes an attached powder room, a fireplace, and a wet bar.

library with powder room fireplace

Ryan Corey/TTR Sotheby’s International Realty


Source: TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

On the master level is the bedroom with an en suite bathroom and access to the terrace.

master level w/ en suite bath and terrace access

Ryan Corey/TTR Sotheby’s International Realty


Source: TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

The master bathroom features a large soaking tub, a rain shower, and heated floors.

soaking tub and rain shower

Ryan Corey/TTR Sotheby’s International Realty


Source: TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

… which boasts panoramic views of the city and the Washington Monument.

panoramic monument views

Ryan Corey/TTR Sotheby’s International Realty


Source: TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

An attached garage offers ample storage space.

garage parking with storage

Ryan Corey/TTR Sotheby’s International Realty


The property taxes on the home would be about $3,325 per month, according to Zillow’s estimate.

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