“I always love it so at Merrywood—so peaceful … with the river and those great steep hills,” the once Jackie Bouvier (Jackie Kennedy) wrote in 1944 when she had no idea she’s about to inhabit The White House.
The former First Lady of the United States had Merrywood as her own little wonderland to explore. This happened after her mother married the former owner and heir to the Standard Oil Hugh D. Auchincloss.
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Merrywood Listing, Jackie Kennedy
Now in 2017, the ‘Neverland’ of Mclean, Virginia is out in the real estate market for an equally finest price of $49.5M. The Georgian-style mansion’s listing on TTR Sotheby’s International Realty is as follows:
“As the childhood home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Merrywood was elevated to a position of prominence in the mid-1940s and has since continued to provide a celebrated venue to host presidents, business leaders, artists, and countless family celebrations.
The estate is discretely positioned on seven private acres with sweeping views of the Potomac River. The location is unparalleled and provides convenient access within minutes to Washington, DC and the region’s major airports.
The exceptional brick and limestone main residence reflects the finest traditions of the Georgian Style. Inside, a gracious entry hall opens to public rooms scaled to accommodate both large gatherings and intimate family occasions. The interiors are the bespoke masterwork of renowned designer, Barry Dixon.
The second floor family quarters include an expansive master suite with his or her dressing rooms, a private study and an exercise room. Four additional en-suite bedrooms grace this level. Upstairs, four bedrooms and three baths are comfortably scaled. On the lower level, there is an exceptionally fine, climate controlled wine cellar. An elevator services all four levels of the residence.”
More Prominent People
Another prominent person who currently owns the historic estate is no other than Stephen McConnel Case of AOL and his spouse Jean Case of Case Foundation. Wall Street Journal reports that Steve Case and his wife are selling because “they are empty-nesters and travelling more.”
In 2005, the AOL magnate bought Merrywood for $24.5 million.
Below are the other inside photos of Merrywood: