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I love this right now! I absorb everything Kennedys, so running across this is quite exciting.
Someone decided that owning a piece of Kennedy history was worth more than the asking price of $1,299,000. This piece of Boston history that is John F. Kennedy's grandparents' home was listed by Leslie MacKinnon of Compass Realty in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, and eventually sold for $1,340,000.
According to the listing, this 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath Colonial in the idyllic Carruth neighborhood was built in 1892. Former Boston Mayor John Fitzgerald and his wife, JFK's grandmother Mary Josephine Hannon Fitzgerald, called this place home. JFK would come to visit them at this place.
Located at 3 Rundel Park in Boston, the listing says that this iconic residence with views of the Blue Hills from its cul-de-sac lined with original street lamps is very well-preserved. Within the house there are original period details including three mantled fireplaces, dentil and crown molding, high ceilings, and hardwood floors. Tasteful updates include kitchen & bathroom renovations, a new roof, upgraded electrical and mechanicals, and a new driveway and masonry.
According to Real Estate Boston, Grandpa Honey Fitz passed away in 1946 and Grandma Mary stayed until the mid-'60s. As you can imagine, even though JFK visited the home growing up, it became famous when he would visit as President. Rumor has it that the multiple phone jacks in the primary bedroom closet were used by the Secret Service when JFK would visit, so let's take a tour.
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