There’s a lot to see when it comes to Merrywood, a historic, nearly 100-year-old estate that spans 23,000 square feet with seven acres to spare. The McLean, Virginia, home, which the listing describes as “the finest private estate in the Washington, D.C., region,” has been owned and tinkered with by many big names.
According to the listing, the property was once the childhood home of Jackie Kennedy, the wife of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. Currently, it is owned by one of the co-founders of AOL, Steve Case. When it comes to the look of the home, the interiors were designed by one of the D.C. area’s best, Barry Dixon, while the landscaping was designed by none other than Beatrix Ferrand, the same architect behind the gardens at Dumbarton Oaks and the White House.
Inside, there are a total of nine bedrooms, 11 full bathrooms, and two partial bathrooms. The gated property offers a security system as well as breathtaking views of the Potomac River. Other need-to-know highlights include that there is an exercise studio, indoor and outdoor pool, tennis court, and climate-controlled wine cellar.
An elevator also has access to all four floors. For those who wish for even more space, there is a separate carriage house with indoor parking for four cars, an office, and accommodations for staff.
The total asking price comes to a whopping $49.5 million. The listing agents are Mark Lowham of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty and Juliana May of JLL.
• Merrywood [TTR Sotheby's International Realty]