With the December release of “Jackie,” director Pablo Larraín’s nontraditional biopic of Jacqueline Kennedy, there may be renewed interest in the former first lady. (The movie, which stars Natalie Portman as the wife of President John F. Kennedy, received an enthusiastic thumbs-up from critics who saw it last month at the Venice Film Festival.) But it’s also possible that the Kennedys no longer captivate Americans the way they once did.
Consider this: The Daily Mail reports that the Georgetown mansion where Jackie Kennedy lived after JFK’s 1963 assassination has been on the market since June and isn’t moving. The original asking price of $9.75 million has been lowered to $8.9 million. Built in 1794, the Federal-style home on tony N street in Georgetown has six bedrooms, five bathrooms, and three fireplaces. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the house was previously owned by onetime Miss America Yolande Betbeze, who died in February at the age of 87.
But the 7,000-square-foot D.C. property isn’t the only Kennedy-related home currently on the market. JFK and Jackie’s 166-acre Virginia vacation home, dubbed “Wexford,” is also for sale and can be all yours for a mere $5.9 million. The estate in the heart of horse country includes a pool, tennis court, stable, and gated private entry.
“What Jacqueline Kennedy appreciated was the privacy,” Mary McGowan of Thomas & Talbot Real Estate told us. “She was out in the hunt field frequently and people respected her privacy.”
And for all you Republican real-estate barons, the Kennedys weren’t the only pols who stayed at the four-bedroom spread in scenic Middleburg, Va. When Ronald Reagan was running for president in 1980, he and wife Nancy rented Wexford several times to take a break from the campaign trail.
Photos of “Wexford,” which is for sale for $5.9 million: