D.C. Home Where Jackie Kennedy Took Refuge After JFK’s Assassination to Be Listed for $10 Million

The Washington, D.C., home where Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and her children took sanctuary after the assassination of her husband is set to be listed for $10 million, Mansion Global has learned.

Soon after President John F. Kennedy was killed in 1963, the former first lady moved into the Georgetown residence, according to the Library of Congress. At that time, it was the property of politician W. Averell Harriman, a former governor of New York, and his third wife, Pamela Churchill Harriman, an international political figure who became a prominent member of the Democratic Party in the U.S.

The 1805 residence, known as the Riggs-Riley House, is also “an outstanding example of Federal Period architecture, especially noteworthy for the perfection of elements such as the half-round window above the front door,” according to the Library of Congress.

There’s a pool on the grounds, as well as multiple terraces.Sotheby’s International Realty

“Even without the history, this is a very important Georgetown house,” said listing agent Michael Rankin of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.

The 9,200-square-foot home features original details, such as moldings, high ceilings, oversized north-facing windows and grand reception rooms, with 12-foot ceilings, Mr. Rankin noted. 

It also sits on an .38-acre lot, which is “terribly unusual in Georgetown,” he added. The property offers multiple terraces, plus a pool, landscaped gardens and parking for five cars.

Although it’s not clear when the Harrimans purchased the home, they were in residence in 1963, Mr. Rankin said. They moved out to give Kennedy Onassis and her children, John Jr. and Caroline, space after the death of the president.

After the death of Pamela Harriman—whose first husband was the only son of U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Randolf—in 1997, the home passed to her son, Winston Spencer Churchill, the agent explained. The current owner purchased the home later that year.

“He told me he actually acquired it from a Churchill,” Mr. Rankin said.

Mansion Global could not determine how much it traded for at that time. The current owners declined to comment.

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