Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
About The Reliable Source  |  On Twitter: Reliable Source  |  E-mail: Amy and Roxanne  |  RSS Feeds RSS Feed

Surreal estate: Ethel Kennedy's Hickory Hill sells for $8.25 million

Crowds line up outside Hickory Hill to attend Ethel Kennedy's fundraising party for Sen. Edward Kennedy on Sept. 29, 1970. (Steve Szabo/The Washington Post)

Seller: Ethel Kennedy
Price: $8.25 million
Details: After seven years on the market, Hickory Hill, the McLean home of Robert Kennedy, has finally found a buyer. Originally listed for $25 million, the 5.6-acre property -- a 7,332-square-foot Georgian manor built in 1869, with 13 bedrooms and 11 baths, tennis court and pool -- proved a tough sell, especially given its designation as a National Historic Landmark (developers couldn't subdivide the land and throw up McMansions). The price was dropped to $20 million, then $16.5 and finally to $12.5 two years ago. The buyer, who was not disclosed, now joins the list of distinguished owners including Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson, John F. Kennedy and RFK, who bought it from his brother for $125,000 in 1957.

By The Reliable Source  |  January 11, 2010; 9:02 PM ET
Categories:  Surreal Estate  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: 'Third crasher' Carlos Allen says he fell in with delegation by chance, was given table by White House staffer
Next: Hey, isn't that: D.C. Council members dine at La Perla

No comments have been posted to this entry.

The comments to this entry are closed.

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company