Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ Childhood Home Asks $49.5M

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' childhood home, Merrywood, is on the market for nearly $50M.Merrywood, a 7-acre estate located in the affluent suburb of McLean, VA and a childhood home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, just hit the market asking $49.5M. It is currently owned by AOL co-founder Steve Case, who is selling because he and his wife are empty-nesters and plan to travel more. The Cases continue to own a weekend retreat in Warrenton, an apartment in Washington, D.C. and a winery in Madison County.

A young Jacqueline Bouvier lived at Merrywood in the 1940s after her mother married the property’s owner, an heir to Standard Oil. The Georgian-style main house spans 23,000 square feet and includes 9 bedrooms. Although it has been renovated, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty agent Mark C. Lowham, who is sharing the listing with Juliana E. May of JLL, told Mansion Global that many of the original details—such as the elaborate plaster moldings—have remained intact. The house sits on 7 landscaped acres, which feature formal gardens, a swimming pool, a tennis court and a pavilion that houses an indoor lap pool and kitchen.

Before she lived at Merrywood, Jacqueline Bouvier resided in a 12-room duplex at Rosario Candela's 740 Park Avenue and spent the summers at an East Hampton compound called Lasata.

The elegant entry hall. A staircase leads to the upper floors. The formal living room has original crown moldings. The kitchen features a fireplace and separate sitting area. The dining room features a wood burning fireplace. A sunny hallway is lined with French doors. The sun room houses a grand piano. The elegant master bedroom. The back of the house has a cascading terrace. A look at the pool house.