Julia Child’s Historic Georgetown Home Sells for $3.3 Million
By January 13, 2022 0 2373•
Julia Child’s famed Georgetown residence at 2706 Olive St. NW was snatched up just a few weeks ago after only a month on the market.
The butter yellow Colonial clapboard home was lovingly referred to by Child as her “little jewel” while she inhabited the property from 1948 to 1959, teaching cooking classes and working on her legendary cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” The now charming home had fallen into disrepair for years until previous owner Rory Veevers-Carter purchased the house in 2015. Veevers-Carter then began an extensive renovation of the property, stating the home was riddled with rotting wood, holes in the walls, and “all manner of vermin.”
After five long years of renovations, the home was restored to its former splendor, reclaiming the charm that delighted Julia Child so many years ago. Although the interior of the property now leans towards a more sleek and modern design, Veevers-Carter still incorporated details that harken back to the home’s characteristically historic design, especially in the kitchen. Rustic exposed beams made of reclaimed wood from the house run the length of the kitchen ceiling, under which Veever-Carter has left a portion of the original kitchen wall exposed, presumably from Child’s era in the home. Mixing new design with a nod to the rich history of the home really allows the soul of this house to shine.
Although Veevers-Carter truly put his heart into the revival of this historic Georgetown local landmark, as an experienced home flipper, he didn’t hesitate to put the property on the market in November of 2021 for a price tag of $3.5 million. After just a little over a month the 3,275 square-foot home sold for $3.3 million, according to Jonathan Taylor of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, to a couple that will undoubtedly enjoy the “little jewel” on Olive Street.
For an earlier Georgetowner article on the renovations of Julia Child’s historic Georgetown home see here.