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Reducing a Kennedy

Former home of Jacqueline Kennedy in Georgetown, Washington reduced in price by £600,000; she lived there in 1964 before moving to Manhattan

 

Reduced from £7.677 million ($9.750 million or €9.109 million or درهم‎‎35.811 million) to £7.075 million ($8.995 million or €8.403 million or درهم‎‎33.038 million) and the first home of Jacqueline Kennedy post the assassination of her husband, 3017 N St NW in Georgetown, Washington first went on the market in June 2016.

 

Reducing a Kennedy – 3017 N St NW, Washington, DC 20007 – Reduced from £7.677 million ($9.750 million or €9.109 million or درهم‎‎35.811 million) to £7.075 million ($8.995 million or €8.403 million or درهم‎‎33.038 million) – Home of Jacqueline Kennedy in 1964
Jacqueline Kennedy leaving the house in 1964

 

Offered by Washington Fine Property, the 6 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom, 7,000 square foot residence dates to 1794 and features “extraordinary proportions and entertaining spaces”. It was home to Secretary of War, Newton D. Baker, during the First World War and was owned by a former Miss America, Yolande Betbeze Fox, from the 1970s until her death in February this year.

 

Now in need of some renovation, Mrs Kennedy bought the house in late 1963, moved in in February 1964 and moved out later that year. According to <em>The Wall Street Journal, she is said to have left because the property was “too exposed to tourists and the press, with tour buses stopping outside the house throughout the day and sightseers peering into the windows”.

 

Also featuring an elevator to link its five floors, Kennedy sold to her stepsister Nina Auchincloss Steers and her husband, Michael Straight.

 

Reducing a Kennedy – 3017 N St NW, Washington, DC 20007 – Reduced from £7.677 million ($9.750 million or €9.109 million or درهم‎‎35.811 million) to £7.075 million ($8.995 million or €8.403 million or درهم‎‎33.038 million) – Home of Jacqueline Kennedy in 1964
From the front
Reducing a Kennedy – 3017 N St NW, Washington, DC 20007 – Reduced from £7.677 million ($9.750 million or €9.109 million or درهم‎‎35.811 million) to £7.075 million ($8.995 million or €8.403 million or درهم‎‎33.038 million) – Home of Jacqueline Kennedy in 1964
The drawing room
Reducing a Kennedy – 3017 N St NW, Washington, DC 20007 – Reduced from £7.677 million ($9.750 million or €9.109 million or درهم‎‎35.811 million) to £7.075 million ($8.995 million or €8.403 million or درهم‎‎33.038 million) – Home of Jacqueline Kennedy in 1964
The dining room
Reducing a Kennedy – 3017 N St NW, Washington, DC 20007 – Reduced from £7.677 million ($9.750 million or €9.109 million or درهم‎‎35.811 million) to £7.075 million ($8.995 million or €8.403 million or درهم‎‎33.038 million) – Home of Jacqueline Kennedy in 1964
The staircase
Reducing a Kennedy – 3017 N St NW, Washington, DC 20007 – Reduced from £7.677 million ($9.750 million or €9.109 million or درهم‎‎35.811 million) to £7.075 million ($8.995 million or €8.403 million or درهم‎‎33.038 million) – Home of Jacqueline Kennedy in 1964
From the rear
Reducing a Kennedy – 3017 N St NW, Washington, DC 20007 – Reduced from £7.677 million ($9.750 million or €9.109 million or درهم‎‎35.811 million) to £7.075 million ($8.995 million or €8.403 million or درهم‎‎33.038 million) – Home of Jacqueline Kennedy in 1964
Yolande Betbeze Fox

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1 comment on “Reducing a Kennedy”

  1. Surely you can see this is an absurd way to start an article?

    “Reduced from £7.677 million ($9.750 million or €9.109 million or درهم‎‎35.811 million) to £7.075 million ($8.995 million or €8.403 million or درهم‎‎33.038 million)”

    Your readers globally no doubt understand the value of the USD relative to their own currencies and therefore this smorgasbord of numbers is an irrelevance!!

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