See How Many Millions House Owned by Ted Kennedy Took In (And See the House)

Neighboring homes are among the most expensive in the greater Washington area.

The properties at 634 and 636 Chain Bridge Road in McLean have sweeping views of the Potomac River. Photo courtesy Zillow.com.
The properties at 634 and 636 Chain Bridge Road in McLean have sweeping views of the Potomac River. Photo courtesy Zillow.com.

An expansive, historic piece of McLean property once owned by the late Ted Kennedy has sold for $9.5 million.

"Quietly obscured at the end of a winding drive on 6.5 gently rolling acres with park like setting, this historically significant property presents a rare opportunity for new construction. Sheltered from Chain Bridge Road with expansive grounds and spectacular Potomac River views from both lots, let the alluring sounds & expansive Potomac River views capture your imagination and live your dream," according to its listing on Zillow.com.

Long & Foster listed the property for $9.8 million in January. It was listed for 238 days before the buyer closed in October.

The 6.52-acre property, divided into two parcels at 634 and 636 Chain Bridge Road, contains a contemporary, 7,520-square-foot home with 10 bedrooms, eight full bathrooms and one half-bath.

The home features a pool, tennis court and views of the Potomac River — in fact, most pictures of the property over the years have only been of those views and the wooded area of the lots. It was built in 1968 and sold as "needs work," according to Long & Foster.

The buyer requested anonymity and the transaction represents the highest-priced sale in Fairfax County this year, according to the Washington Business Journal.

The buyer paid cash when closing the deal, according to Long & Foster. The new owners plan to build on the property, so the existing building could be joined by another structure, according to Curbed DC.

The property has been listed with other firms over the last several years, according to the Business Journal. 

The two parcels last sold together in May 1997 for $5,888,888.

The buyer will be in good company: Neighbors include the three most expensive homes in the greater Washington area — including homes owned by former AOL moguls Steve Case and Jim Kimsey. The Case property was the childhood home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

The video above offers a few glimpses of the former Ted Kennedy property. It was produced by Washington Fine Properties, which had the listing in 2012.

Dan Crabtree November 07, 2013 at 02:01 PM
teddy did not make a dime off the taxpayers....period..as all were accumulated through wise investments andahhhh.. ahhh.. ahh..well you know..
Robert Johnson November 07, 2013 at 04:22 PM
Teddy's father was a bootlegger. He was able to buy up a vast amount of Scotch when he was Ambassador to England and when Prohibition was ended he made millions from his booze empire. All the kids of Old Man Joe Kennedy were independently wealthy!
Jerene Ward November 07, 2013 at 06:36 PM
lucky guy eh
Liz Pierce November 08, 2013 at 09:17 AM
that's "service" for you.... my senator just retired with a $45 million net worth. how'd she do that?
PJ November 08, 2013 at 03:18 PM
Not only was the old man a bootlegger, but the family continues to receive a brokerage on every case of Scotch imported into the US to this day.
Liz Pierce November 08, 2013 at 06:32 PM
Ted's widow also made their Hyannisport property a non profit so she doesn't have to pay tax.
Larry Mauthe November 09, 2013 at 07:02 AM
Not bad for a Murderer, a drunk and an adulterer.........
Liz Pierce November 09, 2013 at 07:56 AM
really....curious how we allow politicians so much power and don't hold them accountable. there's a great essay you can find online. it's called 545 People by Charley Reese. it's dated but it still applies and it explains everything except why we re-elected 90% of the politicians when they have a 5% approval rating. I wonder if the voters feel really stupid? or if the crumbs tossed to them make up for that?
henry eroh November 09, 2013 at 02:21 PM
do you really think they give 2 shits what people say about them- money talks and it always has- that is why gov is all thieves and crooks along w/ their lawyers- from the smallest to bam bam in the office zoo now
ray November 09, 2013 at 03:48 PM
More money to defend more Kennedy criminals.
John Gregory November 09, 2013 at 11:43 PM
$9.5 million in 2013? $5.9 million in 1997? Net out of $3.6 million and "needs work"? WHAT property was where JKO grew up? "Case Property? - defined as? North or South of the parcels? Where's that property pointed out? - boundaries were blurred. Both lots together? Broken up? It's not the same as in 1968 in any event - but Jackie O grew up in a multitude of homes. It's true that the property fronting the Potomac may be large - but the seepage is shallow and reaches out to some 1000 yards in some places from the bed of the river. I can't imagine plots of mere 6-700 yards would run clean to the borders of bedrock or remain unaffected as the River changes - unless prevented by subterranean caissons. I hope "needs work"doesn't include this kind of work.
Liz Pierce November 10, 2013 at 07:38 AM
actually, that's one problem with Washington. they are all over paid so property values are skewed. Washington is running amok with power and deficit spending. I wonder what would happen if Washington could only spend what they collect? how cool would that be?
Liz Pierce November 10, 2013 at 07:40 AM
our ONLY power is to vote out every incumbent, every election, every time. make our own term limits. there are no statesmen any more. we need to make them fear for their way too cushy jobs. we need to make Washington a revolving door for both parties and watch them squirm. what fun!
NWBL November 10, 2013 at 05:06 PM
I'm from MA and I think that the Kennedys are the biggest bunch of appalling hypocrites ever. They love taxing other people's money and finding any way possible to avoid paying tax themselves. It is positively obscene,
Cheryl November 11, 2013 at 07:34 AM
Robert Johnson: ---- For all you Kennedy family haters, why don't you look up George Bush's Granddaddy, Prescott Bush, and his Nazi connections. In fact, look up the Bush Crime Family. You people are sickening with your attacks on Democrats. At least the Kennedy family DID make contributions to this country and worked FOR the people. Can't say the same for the Bush bunch.
Liz Pierce November 11, 2013 at 08:27 AM
BHO took partisan attacks to a new level. politicians are just reaping what he has sown. both parties... what we are seeing is the D.C. "Permanent Class" in action. Gridlock is a myth. Partisan fights are mostly for show. When it comes to big decisions, it's hard to tell much difference between the Bush White House and the Obama White House. When the chips are really down, the Washington elite rally together. and we are the fools if we think they are "serving" us.


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