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John F. Kennedy’s former home hits the market with plenty of classic charm

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A complete renovation updates the Washington, D.C., house for contemporary

Exterior of brick house with stepped entrance and black door. Sotheby’s

This immaculate Federal-style home in Washington D.C. was once home to President John F. Kennedy, and now it could be yours—for the cool price of $4.7 million.

The three-bed, two-bath Georgetown residence has a classic brick facade with shuttered windows and electric lamps that harken back to the early 19th century, when it was built.

Entryway for a house featuring white walls and stairs. Sotheby’s

JFK lived there with his sister Eunice Kennedy from 1949 to 1951, while he was a senator. And just as you’d expect, the home is filled with exquisite traditional touches like crown molding, a curved banister stairway, and a wood-filled study where we like to imagine the former president doing the crossword.

Architect Richard Foster and builder Tom Glass thoroughly renovated the home, polishing its classic bones and updating details for contemporary living. The first floor centers around a spacious, updated kitchen and a formal dining room that leads an outdoor terrace. There’s also a “salon” and formal living room, giving you a cushy couch for every occasion.

A winding staircase in the soaring entrance leads to the upstairs bedrooms, a library with a powder room, and a rooftop terrace. The property also comes with an attached garage, painted a trendy black to match the door and shutters.

Formal sitting room next to staircase. Sotheby’s
Kitchen with white cabinets and large breakfast bar. Sotheby’s
Formal dining room opening out onto terrace. Sotheby’s
Bedroom outfitted in neutral colors and a TV above a fireplace. Sotheby’s
Bathroom with large towel and beige walls. Sotheby’s
A library with a fireplace and wood-paneled walls. Sotheby’s