Kennedy History For Sale

{photo courtesy of PAUL E. KANDARIAN for the Boston Globe}

We all know that the Kennedy compound is in Hyannis Port, but did you know that the “original” Kennedy compound is located in Hull, MA?  This original Kennedy compound is part of Allerton Hill in Hull and is considered by locals to be the original. The property was owned at the turn of the 20th century by John F. “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald, then mayor of Boston, father of Rose Kennedy and grandfather of president John F. Kennedy.

The 16-room Victorian multi-gabled mansion had fallen into disrepair over the last several years and was purchased in 2006 by developer Ernesto Caparrotta of Hull, owner of Seven Hills Corp. in Weymouth. He paid $950,000 for the 7,163-square-foot house at auction. It is assessed by the town for $1.52 million and is now on the market for $2.37 million. Read more about this gorgeous house in this Boston Globe article.

Is there something inherently interesting about buying an historically famous house? Is it a treat for home owners to know that someone “great” once lived within the same walls where they now reside?

The Wolf at the Door

Great article in the Wall Street Journal attempting to answer the question of the day.

Bachelor Pad for Sale

ABC’s “Bachelor” pad is now available for 33% off. The owner of the Los Angeles-area house, where contestants on the popular reality-TV show competed for love, is asking $8.75 million, down from just under $13 million.

According to the Wall Street Journal, during the years of occasional filming, Marshall Haraden, who built the six-bedroom rustic Italian-style house in 2005, has lived in it. He designed the 8,000-square-foot house with materials from Morocco, India, China and Mexico in Agoura, Calif., near the western edge of Los Angeles county. The 10 acres include a studio of 4,000 square feet. The pool has a built-in bar and an arched “aqueduct” with several waterfalls and fountains.