Saturday, June 17, 2017

House for Sale: Merrywood

From Curbed:

Merrywood, Jackie Kennedy’s childhood home, goes on the market for $49.5M
The stuff of WASPy dreams
You can all but picture Jackie Kennedy Onassis, as a young girl, frolicking through the halls and gardens of this regal mansion in the affluent Washington, D.C. suburb, or the many glamorous parties that were hosted here over its nearly century-long history. 

Merrywood, the storied Georgian-style mansion in McLean, Virginia, that was, at different points, home to (a young) Jackie O., Gore Vidal, and Nancy and Wyatt Dickerson, is being sold by America Online co-founder Steve Case for $49.5 million, making it the most expensive property on the market in the area, according to The Wall Street Journal

Built in 1919 and (radically) renovated since, the elegant brick-and-limestone four-story manse still maintains much of its original ornate plaster moldings. Nine bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, multiple common rooms including a formal dining and sitting room, and a wine cellar—to name just a few of its myriad features—unfurl across the 23,000-square-foot estate, offering a number of gorgeous settings for large social gatherings and intimate family occasions alike....MORE

Via: Sotheby’s International Realty, The Wall Street Journal