In McLean, Virginia, about 8 miles from Downtown Washington, DC, there lies a beautiful Georgian style estate known as Merrywood on the banks of the Potomac River. Built in 1919, the 23,000 (!) square foot home is situated on 7 private acres and is currently for sale by AOL co-founder Steve Chase but it was long ago the childhood home of Jackie Kennedy. She spent her teenage years here before going off to boarding school and often “summered” here.
I always love it so at Merrywood—so peaceful … with the river and those great steep hills,” Bouvier wrote in 1944, when she was a teenager. (via Town & Country Magazine)
The property has been restored and much of its original architectural detailing is intact. The interiors were designed by acclaimed interior designer Barry Dixon in warm, muted tones. Now let’s take a look inside…
Be sure to check out the video accompanying the listing of the property on the Sotheby’s website. The private gates are literally opened and you are transported down the beautiful stone lined driveway and welcomed into the home to provide you with a more in-depth look at this stunning estate.