John F. Kennedy’s Former Georgetown Home Lists for $4.7M

John F. Kennedy’s Former Georgetown Home Lists for $4.7M

By Kathryn M.
The circa 1800 D.C. residence was restored by renowned architect Richard Foster and builder Tom Glass.

The former residence of President John F. Kennedy was just listed for sale in Washington D.C., fresh from a Richard Foster-led restoration. Set in the historic neighborhood of Georgetown, the Federal-style property was originally built in the 1800s, and served as JFK's home from 1949 to 1951 while he was a United States senator.

Featuring a classic redbrick facade with white-framed windows, the Federal-style mansion also retains much of its 19th-century charm inside. In the double-height front entryway, a winding staircase leads to the second level while marble flooring finishes off the look.

Foster, along with builder Tom Glass, undertook a complete renovation of the three-bedroom, two-bath residence. The duo reimagined the 4,659-square-foot interior for modern-day living without losing many of the original details and historic aesthetic. 

On the second floor, a large living area offers an intimate place to gather. 

Boasting immaculate original features—such as the curved banister staircase and a wood-clad library—the four-story home also includes space for intimate gatherings, including a rooftop terrace.

Tall windows invite an abundance of natural light inside. The thick crown molding dates back to the 19th-century, as does the restored hardwood floors.

As part of the renovation, the kitchen was treated to all new appliances and custom cabinets. Lutron and Crestron mechanical systems were also installed throughout the home, providing new smart-home capabilities. Scroll ahead to see inside more of the storied residence, currently on the market for $4,675,000.

In addition to a large central island, the all-new chef's kitchen features stainless-steel appliances, including an oversized fridge. Cream-colored cabinets provide plenty of storage. 

A cozy seating area adjacent to the space's wet bar, providing additional space for entertaining.

The formal dining room is located right off the kitchen. Two sets of French doors provide direct access to a backyard patio.

A view of the patio, which offers space for dining and lounging.

In total, the home offers three bedrooms. The master includes a fireplace and large bathroom.

The master bathroom is dressed in marble and features a large soaking tub in the corner.

Sitting higher than neighboring residences, the fourth-floor terrace offers views over Georgetown and the Washington Monument in the distance. 

1400 34th Street NW in Georgetown, Washington, District Of Columbia, is currently listed for $4,675,000 by Christie-Anne Weiss of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.

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