The historic property was combined with two neighboring homes in 2017 to create one palatial estate
Though the United States doesn’t have royalty, the Kennedy family might be as close as it gets. With that logic, owning one of Jackie Kennedy’s former homes is kind of like owning an American palace—and now one can be yours. Listed through Sotheby’s International Realty for $26.5 million, the home was the first property the first lady bought following John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963.
Built in 1794, the house is nearly as old as the United States and steeped in political history. It was first constructed for Thomas Beall, the second mayor of Georgetown, and was also home to secretary of war Newton D. Baker and former Miss America Yolande Fox. Designed in the Federal style, the property’s cultural significance aided in it being added to the National Register of Historic Places. “While retaining its historic elegance, the estate has been meticulously transformed to a modern showplace embracing the highest quality design, fixtures, and finishes,” the listing reads. It was most recently owned by David W. Hudgens, who passed away in 2022, and is being sold through a trust.
Kennedy’s move from the White House into the home at 3017 N St Nw in the Georgetown neighborhood was highly publicized, and according to a a historical report commissioned on the property by Hudgens, 75 people people gathered on the block hoping to catch a glimpse of the former first lady as boxes were carried inside. Later, The Washington Post would describe the home as a “foremost tourist attraction,” captivating hundreds of people each weekend, who would gather along 3000 blocks of N Street and often left garbage behind. Eventually, this unwanted attention prompted Kennedy to move back to New York.
Though Jackie Kennedy’s former home is located at 3017 N St Nw, the listing now includes two other addresses—3009 and 3003 N St Nw—which were combined into one property in 2017 by Hudgens. The full estate encompasses over 15,000 square feet, 13 bedrooms, and 13 bathrooms. According to The Wall Street Journal, if it sells at its listing amount, it could set a price record in Washington, DC. Inside, the property features oak herringbone flooring, elegant moulding, and hand-painted frescoes on the ceiling. “Unparalleled in history, design, and execution, 3003–3017 N St NW is a home for the most discerning buyer and is undoubtably one of Georgetown’s most storied estates,” the listing concludes.