JFK and Jackie moved into Hickory Hill located on 1147 Chain Bridge Rd. in McLean, Virginia in the fall of 1955, although at least one biographer lists the date as 1956.
Real estate listings published when Ethel Kennedy was attempting to sell the property state that JFK actually bought the property in 1953 for $125,000.
The mansion house was constructed around 1815 and the house has 12 fireplaces, a movie theatere, two pools, a lighted tennis court, and a horse stable and and sits on 5.63 acres.
Hickory Hill was intended to be JFK’s permanent family home. But Jackie, who had designed a nursery for their first child could not tolerate the thought of living there after their daughter, Arabella, was born stillborn.
After JFK and Jackie moved to Georgetown, JFK leased the estate to Bobby until January, 1958 when RFK who had purchased the house the month before for the same $125,000 that JFK had paid for it, became the owner.
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