Jackie Kennedy’s Childhood Home Is Gorgeous And We Didn’t Expect Any Less [PHOTOS]

Long before she became the First Lady of the United States, Jacqueline Lee “Jackie” Kennedy Onassis answered to the name Jacqueline Bouvier and spent a good chunk of her childhood at a lavish house on the banks of Potomac River in McLean, Virginia.

A young Jackie moved into the regal 7-acre estate in the 1940s after her mother married Hugh D. Auchincloss, a Standard Oil heir.

Dubbed Merrywood, the Georgian-style house spans 23,000 square feet and features nine bedrooms, 11 full and 2 partial bathrooms, an indoor and outdoor pool, a tennis court, an elevator and a garden designed by the famed 19th and 20th century landscape architect Beatrix Farrand.

The house has undergone restorations since it was built in 1919, but many of its original details, such as the ornate plaster moldings, carriage house and gardens, still remain.

The historical home was recently put up for sale by its current owner AOL co-founder Steve Case and TTR Sotheby’s International Realty has it listed for a whopping $49.5 million.

They also posted photos of the property’s elaborate interiors and now we can all get a peek inside the beloved former First Lady’s childhood abode.

“There’s nothing else like [Merrywood], no property that has this combination of history, sheer quality and location,” listing agent Mark Lowham told HuffPost.

The elaborate interiors were designed by the renowned Barry Dixon.

There’s a climate control wine cellar on the lower level of the house.

The house has hosted several notable visitors and celebrities including Nancy and Ronald Reagan.

Jackie’s former bedroom on the third floor offers an unbeatable view as it overlooks the river.

“I always love it so at Merrywood — so peaceful…with the river and those great steep hills,” Jackie wrote in 1944.

The master suite comes with two dressing rooms, a study and an exercise room.

As for the outdoor gardens, they’re designed as “a series of outdoor garden rooms for large-scale entertaining, intimate alfresco dining, or simply relaxing and engaging the sweeping views,” according to Sotheby’s.

If the house is purchased for the asking price, it will once again set the record for the most expensive property sold in the area.

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