At Large  October 18, 2023  Rebecca Schiffman

Jackie Kennedy's Former Georgetown Mansion Is for Sale

Luxury Real Estate | Concierge Auctions

The Newton Barker House | 3017, 3009, 3003 N St NW Washington, DC 

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s former Georgetown home, the first home she bought after John F. Kennedy's assassination, is up for auction with a list price of $19.5 million, according to Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions. The most recent owner was the late construction entrepreneur David W. Hudgens, who bought the home in 2017 and combined it with two adjoining properties to create a unique 16,000 square foot compound that has 13 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. In addition to being Jackie Kennedy’s previous home, it was also the home to former Mayor of Maryland Newton Baker, former-Miss America Yolande Fox, and its original owner, the second mayor of Georgetown, Thomas Beall.

After the assassination of her husband, Jackie Kennedy spent two weeks in the White House and then moved with her children into Averell Harriman’s home in Georgetown, and eventually purchased this home for herself and her children. Though Jackie hoped for this to be a fresh start, the home became a tourist attraction and did not provide her with any privacy. So after a few months, she sold the historic mansion and purchased a penthouse apartment in New York at 1040 Fifth Avenue.

The Newton Barker House | 3017, 3009, 3003 N St NW Washington, DC | Luxury Real Estate | Concierge Auctions
Via Sotheby's Concierge Auctions

The Newton Barker House | 3017, 3009, 3003 N St NW Washington, DC | Luxury Real Estate | Concierge Auctions

The Newton Barker House | 3017, 3009, 3003 N St NW Washington, DC | Luxury Real Estate | Concierge Auctions
Via Sotheby's Concierge Auctions

The Newton Barker House | 3017, 3009, 3003 N St NW Washington, DC | Luxury Real Estate | Concierge Auctions

The Newton Barker House | 3017, 3009, 3003 N St NW Washington, DC | Luxury Real Estate | Concierge Auctions
Via Sotheby's Concierge Auctions

The Newton Barker House | 3017, 3009, 3003 N St NW Washington, DC | Luxury Real Estate | Concierge Auctions

The Newton Barker House | 3017, 3009, 3003 N St NW Washington, DC | Luxury Real Estate | Concierge Auctions
Via Sotheby's Concierge Auctions

The Newton Barker House | 3017, 3009, 3003 N St NW Washington, DC | Luxury Real Estate | Concierge Auctions

The Newton Barker House | 3017, 3009, 3003 N St NW Washington, DC | Luxury Real Estate | Concierge Auctions
Via Sotheby's Concierge Auctions

The Newton Barker House | 3017, 3009, 3003 N St NW Washington, DC | Luxury Real Estate | Concierge Auctions

The Georgetown home was built in 1794 by Thomas Beall in a Federal style, typical of Northeastern, coastal mansions. The Federal style was prominent in the US and Britain between the 1780s and 1840s and was created by a British architect, Robert Adams. Adams, influenced by the Georgian style of English architecture, created homes that emphasized balance and symmetry. They often had octogonal shaped rooms which allowed for multiple doors and windows that could be opened. The entrances are always where the most decoration is found, with Doric columns, grand staircases, and leaded fanlight windows. 

The estate in its original form (without the addition of the two historic home add-ons) was added to the National Register of Historic Landmarks in 1976. Since Hudgens’ addition of the the two other estates, the mansion boasts thirteen bedrooms, thirteen full and five half bathrooms, a private balcony that overlooks the gardens, and an observation deck. 

It has been kept up with its traditional elegance and historic furniture, but has been updated with modern appliances, fixtures, and finishes. For example, the grand reception hall still maintains its original structure and many of its original finishes, moldings, and panelings, and the primary suite retain’s its traditional parquet flooring. 

Bidding for the home via digital auction began on October 10 and runs through October 24. The estate, which is listed with no reserve, will sell to the highest bidder.

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