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10 Photos of JFK’s Former Georgetown Residence That’ll Make Old House Lovers Swoon

The historic mansion where John F. Kennedy once lived recently sold—and the listing photos are simply beautiful.

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Fit for a President

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History buffs and old-home enthusiasts alike can attest to the allure of a president’s home. John F. Kennedy was one of the most iconic presidents, even when it came to personal style. Recently, his former Georgetown residence sold for $4.2 million—$475,000 below the asking price. Kennedy lived in the home during his time representing Massachusetts in the Senate leading up to his presidential campaign.

At 4,659 square feet, the Georgetown gem offers so much historic charm. From its red brick facade and quaint outdoor spaces for entertaining to its beautifully upgraded interior, the space is exquisite, thanks to architect Richard Foster and distinguished builder Tom Glass.

A Classic Federal-Style Home

The classic grandeur of the red brick exterior of this home from the 1800s is enough to turn heads. The rust red facade pops against black shutters and the crisp white details of the trim and portico.

A Grand Entrance

Foster and Glass sought to upgrade JFK’s former Georgetown residence with a luxurious entryway that sets the tone for the rest of the house by combining modern and traditional styles. The two-story atrium entrance and helical staircase draw the eye up.

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Bright and Airy Dining Room

The formal dining room offers traditional style with its antique Victorian table, rustic hardwood floors, and elegant moldings but also features modern upgrades, like recessed lighting, to open up the space. Perhaps the most enticing quality of the dining room is the pair of French doors that open to the outside patio.

Crisp Kitchen

Keeping with the integrity of an old home, this crisp kitchen abounds with warmth, thanks to its rich wooden floors. The warmth is juxtaposed with high-tech appliances and contemporary features. The star of the space is the window nook perfectly fit for a snug yet sleek couch.

Lavish Library

With its classic wood-paneled walls and black marble fireplace, the old home’s library is fit for a president. The historic library also features a powder room and wet bar.

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A Formal Affair

The formal dining room is rich with history. In classic Federal style, decorative geometric columns provide an elegant entrance. The room offers hardwood floors and handsome moldings as well.

Marvelous Master

The master bedroom is a stunner with its arched alcove, tray ceiling, and wooden floors. Sunshine beams through large windows, and an inviting fireplace adds opulence.

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Brilliant Bathroom

The master bath boasts sophisticated and sleek features, from the creamy marble that graces the floors and walls to the large windows that welcome in natural light. A morning soak in the whirlpool bath can be enjoyed with views of Georgetown.

Panoramic Rooftop Views

JFK surely felt inspired when taking in the sights from the rooftop. The terrace offers panoramic views of Washington, D.C., including the iconic Washington Monument.

Bold Black and Rich Brick

Another front view of the historic home highlights its classic construction, with brick extending from the house to the walkway and even filling up the driveway. A bold, black, wood-paneled garage door matches the home’s shutters, while ivy climbs the surrounding stone.