Ted Kennedy’s Former Georgetown Estate Is on the Market for $22 Million

A piece of Kennedy family history has hit the market. An estate in Georgetown, one of Washington D.C.’s ritziest neighborhoods, that was once rented by former Senator Ted Kennedy is up for sale with an asking price of $22 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. The democratic senator from Massachusetts and his wife, Joan, rented the house after his election to the Senate in the 1960s.

Kennedy was the younger brother of former President John F. Kennedy and former Senator Robert Kennedy; he served in the Senate for 47 years before his death in 2006. The home is now currently owned by former securities attorney Cathy Brentzel. The listing is being handled by Daniel Heider at Sotheby’s International Realty.

The foyer of Ted Kennedy’s former Georgetown estate.

Photo by Cesar A. Olivares

The nine-bedroom, 10-bath property was built in 1887 in Edwardian-style. An addition was added in the 1950s, and the interiors have been completely redesigned. A previous owner took the 10,000-square-foot home to the studs, and installed new plumbing and electrical wiring.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the current owner has completely redecorated the home with pieces from the estates of Bunny Mellon and Brooke Astor.

The entryway of Ted Kennedy’s former Georgetown estate.

Photo by Cesar A. Olivares

Encased in crawling vines, the outside of the home is surrounded by tended to greenery, and an interior courtyard complements columns along the home. Inside, the main entrance opens onto a reception hall with marble flooring and a sweeping mahogany staircase. In the study, there are wood-paneled walls and walnut parquet flooring. Throughout the home, the decor and design is clean and bright, heavy in neutrals and white, with an emphasis on high-end materials and marbles. There are two garages that could accommodate a car collection and a media room.

The exterior.

Photo by Cesar A. Olivares

The study.

The living room.

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