Julia Child's Former Washington, D.C. Home Just Hit the Market for $3.5 Million

Light yellow clapboard house
Photo: Sean Shanahan

To truly master the art of French cooking, cultivating the right environment is key. So why not cook in the very kitchen where cultural icon and celebrity chef Julia Child wrote the famous tome? Now that the TV personality's D.C. home is on the market, you might just have a chance.

The TV personality's 19th century yellow clapboard house was her pride and joy. Nicknaming it her "little jewel," Child lived in the 3,275-square-foot Georgetown home with her husband Paul from 1948 to 1961. After the couple moved out, the house at 2706 Olive Street NW passed through a series of renters who left the historic home in disarray.

In 2015, software entrepreneur and experienced home flipper Rory Veevers-Carter bought the rundown home for $935,000. Veevers-Carter started the Instagram page Little Jewel on Olive to document the home's restoration. After a six-year journey, Child's little jewel has been recovered from the rubble and is shining more brightly than ever. Now all it needs is a new chef to grace its kitchen.

Ready to make an offer? Reach out to listing agent Jonathan Taylor of Sotheby's International for more.

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Old Meets New

Julia Child House Living Room

Veevers-Carter gave the home modern appeal while maintaining some of its historic charm. In the living room, white walls and plenty of natural light juxtapose a rustic, exposed brick wall. A floating staircase and the home's windowed back wall compete for attention.

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Room to Rest

Bedroom with bed, chair, and art
Sean Shanahan

The home includes three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. All three bedrooms are located on the home's second floor.

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An Entertainer's Dream

Dining room with large table surrounded by chairs
Sean Shanahan

"Without a doubt the kitchen, dining, and patio expanse is incredible," listing agent Maxwell Rabin told Southern Living. "This space is so rare in Georgetown--to have a large, bright, flexible open room contiguous with the outdoor space is really an entertainer's dream."

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Star of the Show

Large home kitchen with exposed beams and stainless steel applicances
Sean Shanahan

The expansive kitchen is befitting of the home's impressive culinary history. In addition to stainless steel Viking appliances, an eight-burner cooktop, and double-stacked ovens, the kitchen also includes a temperature-controlled wine fridge so guests can dine and wine to their fullest potential.

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Modern Marvel

kitchen with large island and exposed beams
Sean Shanahan

Understated cabinetry, a sprawling island, and exposed beams give the kitchen a sleek and refined look.

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Al Fresco Appeal

Outdoor courtyard with dining table and exposed brick wall
Sean Shanahan

The home's open-concept kitchen and dining room lead directly into a spacious yet private patio ideal for lively dinner parties or even a bit of urban gardening.

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