To celebrate the U.S. holiday of President’s Day, we have rounded up some of the choicest properties from around the country with presidential legacies. From the shores of Lake Erie to the desert of Southern California, all of these houses currently on the market have some connection to a former commander in chief or his family.
Manhattan Townhouse on the Site of George Washington’s Headquarters
Asking price: $11.5 million
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This historic townhouse in Manhattan’s West Village is located in the Charlton King Vandam Historic District, an area once part of Richmond Hill, a Georgian estate built in 1767 for a British official. George Washington used Richmond Hill as his headquarters during the American Revolution, and John Adams lived there when he served as Washington’s vice president, according to the New York City Landmarks Preservation Committee. It was later purchased by Aaron Burr, the country’s third vice president who gained infamy for killing Alexander Hamilton in a dual and traitorous activities.
The house dates to 1827 and has more than 4,400 square feet of interior space. Built in the Greek Revival style, this four-story townhouse has seven bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms. Five of the bedrooms have fireplaces, and the parlor floor features floor-to-ceiling windows. The main floor also has access to a back patio with a garden.
Palm Springs House Built on Land Formerly Owned by Gerald Ford
Asking price: $3.695 million
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This five-bedroom, six-and-a-half bathroom house in Rancho Mirage, California, was built in 2016 on property that was formerly part of 38th President Gerald Ford’s estate, according to John Nelson of Coldwell Banker, one of the listing agents for the home. This particular plot was the site of Ford’s personal office and his Secret Service detail. President Ford and his wife, Betty, moved to Rancho Mirage, which is just southwest of Palm Springs, after leaving the White House in 1976, according to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum, and he continued to live in Rancho Mirage until his death in 2006.
At more than 5,800 square feet, the house on Sand Dune Road, which was listed in February, is located within the Thunderbird Country Club. The property includes a pool, outdoor lounging and dining areas and a fire pit.
Mansion Formerly Owned by Abraham Lincoln’s Granddaughter
Asking price: $17.5 million
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This Charleston, South Carolina, mansion dates back to 1803. Called The Sword Gate House, it has served as a private residence, girls school and inn, according to Handsome Properties In 1930, the house was purchased by Jessie Lincoln Randolph, a granddaughter of President Abraham Lincoln, to be used as a seasonal residence.
The house is located on Legare Street in the historic South of Broad neighborhood. Spanning more than 17,000 square feet, the house has nine bedrooms and 16 bathrooms (13 full, three half), according to the listing.The 0.87 acre property includes a carriage house, croquet lawn and conservatory.
Townhouse Where John and Jackie Kennedy Met
Asking price: $1.725 million (pending sale)
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This townhouse in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., was never the home of a president, but it was the site of one very important dinner party. In 1951, journalist Charles Bartlett and his wife, Martha, were renting the house on Q street, and introduced John F. Kennedy, then a congressman, toand socialite Jacqueline Bouvier. The pair married two years later in Newport, Rhode Island.
The townhouse was built in 1895, and went through an extensive remodel in 1956. The three bedroom, three-bathroom has hardwood floors, custom cabinetry, two skylights and a kitchen equipped with stainless steel appliances. The property also includes a detached garage and a back patio with an outdoor fireplace.
Beach House that Hosted William Howard Taft
Asking price: $1.7 million
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This six-bedroom, two-bathroom house on the Lake Erie island of Put-in-Bay, Ohio, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Inselruhe, as the home is called, dates to 1875 and was the summer residence of Rear Admiral John J. Hunker and his wife, Minnie. William Howard Taft, the 27th president and an Ohio native, was a frequent visitor to the house, according to Corky McIlrath-Flint of Bolte Real Estate, the listing agent for the property. Taft visited so often that there was a custom oversized chair at the house specifically for his large frame.
The waterfront property has a widow’s walk with a deck and access to a pier across the street. Sitting on nearly an acre of land, the house has more than 3,600 square feet of space and features a fireplace, front porch and detached garage.
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