The Original Kennedy Compound

940 Nantasket Avenue, Hull

This unique seaside Victorian located in Hull’s Point Allerton neighborhood was once the summer home of President John F. Kennedy’s grandparents. In 1915, it was purchased by John Francis “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald, who served as the mayor of Boston from 1906-1907 and again from 1910-1914. Despite extensive renovations, care was taken to preserve the home’s historical significance. Notch marks indicating the height of the Kennedy children can be seen on a wall of the formal living room.

Providing spectacular views of the ocean and Boston skyline in the distance, one can easily imagine the family gatherings and elegant entertaining.  The first floor of the home has 10-foot ceilings and elegant wood details. The dining room features gorgeous coffered ceilings and classic beams stretch across the living room. Adjacent to the kitchen is a butler’s pantry and mudroom and a heated sunroom provides the perfect reading spot.

There are water views from every bedroom in the home, including the master suite, which has a fireplace and balcony overlooking the ocean. On the third floor of the home, there is also a versatile family room. Relax on the porch and enjoy seaside breezes of this iconic property.


PRICE: $2,195,000
LIVING SPACE: 8,000 square feet
BATHROOMS:  7 full, 1 half
LOT SIZE: 0.76 acres
LISTING AGENT: Gail Petersen Bell, senior vice president,
Home Center Sotheby’s International, 781-844-3277,


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