Jackie Kennedy's former house is on sale for $26.5 million, making it the most expensive listing in Washington, DC
This compound in Washington, DC's historic Georgetown neighborhood is listed for $26,500,000.
The centerpiece home on 3017 N St. NW was built in 1794 by the second mayor of Georgetown.
It later became the residence of a secretary of state, a KGB spy, and First Lady Jackie Kennedy.
An estate on N Street in Washington, DC's historic Georgetown neighborhood is now for sale for $26.5 million, making it the district's most expensive home on the market.
This compound includes three connected homes, spans over 16,300 square feet, and comes with a unique history dating back to the late 18th century when the second mayor of Georgetown — back when Georgetown had its own local government before it was dissolved in 1871 — built the estate's centerpiece on 3017 N Street NW.
Most notably, the home was the brief residence of Jacqueline Kennedy, which she purchased about a week after John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963. Other significant residents include a US secretary of war, a KGB spy, and a former Miss America.
3017 N Street NW was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976. Decades later, the home would be conjoined to two neighboring properties on the right. Take a look inside the storied mansion.
3017 N Street NW was built by Thomas Beall, the second mayor of Georgetown, in 1794.
Old tax records indicate that the Federal-style home was built as a much smaller two-story abode, measuring 34 by 34 feet, according to a historical report compiled by EHT Traceries research firm.
The house was sold to the son of Georgetown's first mayor and then an English attorney, William Redin.
Redin eventually passed down the house to his daughter Catherine. During her ownership, part of 3017 N Street NW became the Georgetown Female Seminary, where some of the courses taught at the school included English, French, and music.
It was also around this time when a third story was added to the home.
President Woodrow Wilson's US Secretary of War Netwon D. Baker lived at 3017 N Street NW for four years.
William E. Pattinson French, a military veteran and professor, leased the home to Baker from 1916 to 1920.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower and former US Secretary of Defense George C. Marshall were also frequent visitors.
The British military leased the house during World War II.
Eisenhower was the supreme commander of the Allied Forces at the time, and Marshall was the US Army's chief of staff before he became President Harry S. Truman's Secretary of Defense.
The home to the right of the main house, 3009 N Street NW, was built in 1950 for Stanley Woodward, who was President Franklin D. Roosevelt's White House Chief of Protocol.
Another house, 3003 N Street NW, was built in 1888 for Richard H. Gaskins, a local engraver, according to EHT's historical report.
The centerpiece home on 3017 N Street NW was the former residence of First Lady Jackie Kennedy.
Kennedy purchased the home in December 1963, about a week after John F. Kennedy's assassination on November 22.
She lived there for less than a year before she moved to New York City with her children, according to The New York Times.
In 1965, Kennedy sold the house to Michael W. Straight, a publisher for The New Republic and economist for the State Department. He later confessed that he was a spy for the KBG.
Straight became involved with a group of communists during his time at Cambridge in the 1930s.
Decades later, he confessed in his memoir, "After Long Silence" (1983), that he was ordered to take a job at the State Department under Roosevelt, during which he passed papers, including some memorandums, to the Soviets, according to The New York Times.
About a decade later, 3017 N Street NW was sold to Yolande Fox, who was crowned Miss America 1951.
On top of her pageant role, Fox was a singer and prominent feminist activist.
In 2017, David Wayne Hudgens, a concrete company executive, purchased 3017 N Street NW and combined it with the properties on 3009 and 3003 N Street NW.
Hudgens purchased 3017 N St. for $6.5 million in 2017, according to The Washington Post.
He made several renovations throughout the three homes, including replacing the original windows of 3009 N St. NW and a complete interior remodeling of the main house, according to EHT Traceries.
The walls and ceilings of 3003 and 3009 N St. NW were repainted and the hardwood floors were refinished.
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