AOL cofounder Steve Case and his wife Jean have listed their McLean, Virginia manor for sale for $49.5 million. The estate was built in 1919 and is called Merrywood. It was the childhood home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The regal mansion is situated in a very affluent suburb of Washington, D.C.
Other famous inhabitants of the Georgian-style mansion include Gore Vidal and radio personality Nancy Dickerson and her husband Wyatt Dickerson. Its $49.5 million price tag makes it the most expensive property for sale in the area.
The 23,000 nearly century year old home has been renovated extensively over the years. It has nine bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, a wine cellar, and a formal dining and sitting room, just to name a few of the home's many rooms. It sits on seven private acres on the Potomac River. Its grounds feature lush rolling lawns, formal gardens, a swimming pool, tennis court, and a pavilion containing an indoor pool, gym, and changing rooms. The property also has a carriage house, which holds offices and staff quarters.
If Merrywood fetches its asking price of $49.5 million, it will set a record for the most expensive home sold in the area. The previous record was set in 2005, when Case bought Merrywood for $24.5 million.