Concierge Auctions opened biddings for the Newton Baker House, a National Historic Landmark. Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis owned the property previously.
Concierge Auctions listed the Newton Baker House, an abode declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976, for bidding. It served as a home to many icons or important public personalities.
The house stands in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It goes by the names Thomas Beall House and the Jacqueline Kennedy House apart from Newton Baker.
The property compound stretches across three seamlessly connected historic homes and the value is estimated at $19.5 million. It opened for bidding on October 10.
The grandeur of Georgetown’s ‘most important residence’
The Newton Baker House showcases a 16,000-square foot wonder. The house retained its rich, historic elegance in every corner despite transforming into a modern, high quality abode with new fixtures.
The house boasts 13 bedrooms, 13 full bathrooms, and 5 half bathrooms. It has a grand reception hall, a spacious gourmet kitchen and dining areas, and inviting living rooms great for entertaining guests. Outdoor areas surround the house too, with tables and seats perfect for gatherings.
The estate includes herringbone floors, a three-car garage parking, and a thoughtfully-built facade. Its cosmetics and overall build evokes refinement and sophistication, characteristics that add charm to a historic property.
Anyone who sets foot in the Newton Baker House will be able to maximize its halls comfortably. The estate proves to be truly one of Georgetown’s most important residences.
Notable personalities who previously stayed in the estate
The Newton Baker House exhibits not just grandeur, but also the stories behind its rich history. Notable public figures owned the house previously, including former US First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Georgetown’s second mayor Thomas Beall constructed the house as an investment in 1794. He assumed the town mayorship in 1791 and became a pivotal figure in creating the federal city of Washington D.C.
Newton Diehl Baker acquired the property from 1916 to 1920. Historians considered Baker to be among the most distinguished war secretaries in US history.
Estate valued at almost $20 million
Concierge Auctions posted the listing price at $19.5 million, no reservations. The bidding opened on October 10 and will run until October 24, according to an Instagram post that Sotheby’s announced.
The website expects starting bids to amount approximately between $5 million to $11 million.
Sotheby’s International Realty’s Jonathan Taylor expressed that the Newton Baker House is an iconic piece of Georgetown. He said properties like the estate only come available once in a generation.
“We are thrilled to be working with Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions to write this historic estate’s next chapter,” Taylor added.
Banner photo via Instagram @sothebys and @sothebysdesign.