Merrywood on the Potomac

Merrywood on the Potomac

Steve Case, the former chairman and CEO of AOL purchased Merrywood in 1999, the
childhood home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The seven acre waterfront estate
in McLean belonged to Jackie’s mother and stepfather, Janet Bouvier Auchincloss
and Hugh D. Auchincloss. Built in the 1920′s, the nine-bedroom estate has since
been extensively renovated and refurbished by Washington designer Victor
Shargai. It features a 5,000 square-foot pool house and a tennis court.
Washington Life last reported on the home in December of 1999 when Washington
Fine Properties listed the estate for real-estate developer Alan Kay and his
wife Dianne, who sold it for slightly more than $15,000,000 to William Conway, a
founder and managing director of the Carlyle Group. Case reportedly paid Conway
$24.5 million.

The home has been described as a mock-Georgian brick house
set among 1/2 dozen acres of woods on the high Potomac palisades. From terraced
lawns, there was a steep rocky drop to the river.

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“it’s not your father’s real estate market anymore” ®

Tania Hosmer

Tania grew up in Northern Virginia and is a life long resident of the area. She has lived in McLean, Virginia with her husband and 2 children since 2001. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Mary Washington College and an MBA in Finance from The George Washington University. Tania began her real estate career over 20 years ago. In addition to real estate sales, her experience includes managing residential renovation projects in the greater Washington area, planning and overseeing new residential construction and managing rental properties. After completing her MBA in 1996, she joined CIG International (a Washington-based residential real estate investment firm) as Vice President where she conducted extensive due diligence investigations of real estate investment opportunities and oversaw ongoing investment projects. Tania became a residential real estate agent in 2006.

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Tania Hosmer
Keller Williams Realty
6820 Elm Street, Suite 100
McLean, Virginia 22101
cell: 703-403-8225
email: taniahosmer@gmail.com
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