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See inside the house where John F. Kennedy met Jacqueline Bouvier

by Julie Pennell / / Source: TODAY

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Well, this makes for an interesting dinner party conversation starter.

The new owner of this charming historic row house in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., can tell guests that John F. Kennedy met his future first lady Jacqueline Lee Bouvier right there in that very home.

House where John F. Kennedy met Jacqueline Lee Bouvier
The home was built in 1895 and has been updated and expanded through the years.TTR Sotheby's International Realty

Built in 1895, the property belonged to journalist Charles Bartlett and his wife, Martha, in 1951 — when Jack and Jackie first laid eyes on each other.

The setup was planned by Martha, who served chicken casserole, peas and rice to the eight guests, according to the book "All Too Human: The Love Story of Jack and Jackie Kennedy" by Edward Klein.

Portrait of John F Kennedy with Wife Jackie at Idlewild Airport
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After dinner, the group played The Game, a form of Charades, and a flirtatious Jack competed against Jackie on the opposite team.

When she left the party early, he apparently went out to the car to ask her if he could take her for a drink. But she had to decline with a polite, “Perhaps some other time” — she was on her way to another date.

Later, Jack told a friend that he had never met anyone else like her. “She’s different from any girl I know,” he said.

House where John F. Kennedy met Jacqueline Lee Bouvier
The gourmet kitchen features white tile and plenty of natural light.Sean Shanahan / TTR Sotheby's International Realty

The sweet story is just one of the many features of this home. While keeping the historic charm, the property has been expanded and updated.

In the gleaming white kitchen, stainless steel appliances and recessed lighting give the space a more modern feel.

House where John F. Kennedy met Jacqueline Lee Bouvier
Nearly seven decades after JFK met his future first lady there, the house still looks like the perfect setting for a dinner party. Sean Shanahan / TTR Sotheby's International Realty

The dining room features two large windows and an elegant chandelier.

House where John F. Kennedy met Jacqueline Lee Bouvier
The living room is a cozy space to invite friends over for a game night.Sean Shanahan / TTR Sotheby's International Realty

And in the sun-drenched living room, there’s a fireplace and plenty of space to play games with friends.

The 1,934 square-foot home has three bedrooms and two full baths, with nearly every room offering custom built-in shelving and cabinetry.

House where John F. Kennedy met Jacqueline Lee Bouvier
The master bedroomSean Shanahan / TTR Sotheby's International Realty
House where John F. Kennedy met Jacqueline Lee Bouvier
The bathrooms, like the rest of the home, have been updated with more modern decor.Sean Shanahan / TTR Sotheby's International Realty

Outside, a cozy all-brick patio and garden area features a wood burning fireplace. There’s also a garage and additional parking pad.

House where John F. Kennedy met Jacqueline Lee Bouvier
The brick patio and garden area has an outdoor fire pit.Sean Shanahan / TTR Sotheby's International Realty

The home was recently put on the market, but went under contract in just three days. See more photos of this historic property here.

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