An expensive piece of history
Steve Case puts Merrywood on the market for $49.5 million
Merrywood, a childhood home of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, is drawing global interest. Business entrepreneur Steve Case put the McLean estate on the market in June. He and his wife, Jean, are empty nesters and no longer need such a large home, according to Mark Lowham of TTR Southby’s International Realty. The nine-bedroom, 23,000-square-foot estate is located on the banks of the Potomac River, minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. The main house (see photo gallery below) has a cupola that offers views of Washington. Other amenities include original, elaborate plaster moldings and an outdoor pool and terrace. Case purchased the property, built around 1919, in 2005 for a reported $24.5 million. Merrywood was the primary home of Jackie in the 1940s. If sold near the asking price of $49.5 million, it would set a record for the area.