JFK’s early Georgetown home is on the market for $4.68 million. It holds 4,659 square feet of living space, and includes three bedrooms and four bathrooms.
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JFK’s early life was perhaps just as memorable as his political career. He was born in Massachusetts, the state he later represented in Congress, to what is still a prominent family, and attended Harvard University. While he wasn’t close with his siblings growing up due to large age gaps, he later became close friends with his brother Bobby, who served as JFK’s Attorney General and a presidential advisor.
While JFK and his wife Jackie tried for a large family, only two of their children survived infancy, and their daughter Caroline is now the only living member of JFK’s immediate family. At the time, JFK and Jackie were popular in ways that were uncommon for politicians. They spent time in the media’s eye, influencing magazine and fashion trends, and were closely tied with pop culture.
This home was actually a place where JFK lived before he became President. At the time, he was a fresh congressional representative, and he rented this home shortly after moving to Washington, D.C. It is located in the popular Georgetown neighborhood of D.C., on a classy tree-lined, cobblestone street just a few blocks from the Potomac River.
The home was built in the 1800s era and features the classic East Coast-style of red brick exteriors. It comes in at 4,659 square feet and houses three bedrooms and four bathrooms. Large windows and high ceilings douse the home in natural light and bring a spacious tone to the classic design.
Two separate living spaces encompass very different goals; one is a library lined with rich wood walls and bookshelves for a classic cozy feel, and the other features white walls with beautiful accents and a view of the elegant staircase that leads to the second floor.
The fully updated kitchen has plenty of natural light and fully updated appliances. Black countertops bring a stated elegance, and a large center island gives the space the dual function of kitchen and breakfast bar. The home’s primary bedroom and bathroom are effortlessly elegant.
Outside, you’ll find a spacious patio for entertaining, along with an outdoor dining space.
JFK was one of the most memorable U.S. Presidents of the 20th century. Prior to his election, he represented Massachusetts in both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate. A defining moment of U.S. politics was his use of live broadcasting — he was the first President to ask for his press conferences to be live.
As his term occurred during the height of the Cold War, much of his work concerned that. He focused on U.S. relations with both the Soviet Union and Cuba, before his assassination in November of 1963, during his third year holding office. Before his political career, he served in the U.S. Navy and briefly worked in journalism.
JFK’s quaint but beautiful Georgetown home is on the market for $4.68 million. With an unbeatable location and classic American charm, this 4,659 square-foot home is not to be missed.
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