Contents of the Kennedy “Winter Whitehouse” to be Auctioned

It just might be the sale of the year.

2016, that is.

On January 23, 2016, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will host an auction of Kennedy furnishings and belongings.  The contents belonged to the Palm Beach, Florida estate officially known as “La Guerida” — bounty of war, which was affectionately nicknamed the Kennedy “Winter White House”.

Kennedy Auction Catalog_Reviving Charm

The cover (shown above) of the auction catalogue house is already listed on the Leslie Hindman Auctioneers website. But  it is reported that the catalog will not be made public until about a month before the auction takes place. If you’re allured by the Kennedy mystique, then this sale will be something worth keeping an eye on.

Items to be included in the auction.

In 1995 the Kennedy family sold the 15,000 square foot estate, complete with its contents to John K. and Marianne Castle.  You can read about the sale here.  The Castles lovingly restored the estate over several years and preserved some of the rooms with its original contents.  The Castles sold the estate this summer with a condition that they be able to maintain its contents. They have since decided to auction them off.  Not a bad business move.

Here is a round up of pictures featuring the lovely estate then and now. 
via veranda
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For more history on the Kennedy Winter White House, take a look at THIS post. 

Sources: Palm Beach Daily News, Statesman, Veranda Magazine (online) & Curbed.Com, LeslieHindman.Com. NYTimes.com

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