SOURCE: Washington Fine Properties

September 15, 2008 12:04 ET

Shriver Family Maryland Estate Placed on the Market for First Time

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - September 15, 2008) - The Family of Ambassador Robert Sargent Shriver and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics and sister to President John F. Kennedy, announce that their beloved Potomac, Maryland estate at Harrington Drive, shall be made available for sale given the increased time that said couple have been recently enjoying with their Family in Hyannis Port, Los Angeles and Miami.

Designed by the esteemed firm of Smith Blackburn Architects, the classical Georgian styled home -- of 16,000 square feet, on almost seven acres in the Bradley Farms area -- is set among lush Hickory trees that Sargent Shriver personally selected and had planted when the residence was constructed in 1986; these trees were part of a hammock of Hickories originally located at Ambassador Shriver's old Family farm in Westminster, Maryland.

Sargent and Eunice Shriver's Potomac residence has feted many historical gatherings, as well as memorable Special Olympic events, and has been the annual venue for one of Washington's most glamorous charitable benefits, the Best Buddies Ball in support of their son Anthony's charity, Best Buddies International.

The Potomac estate has been the fond home of the Shriver Family for more than two decades, since they last moved from their estate on Foxhall Road; which property had been previously owned by Nelson Rockefeller.

Washington Fine Properties is managing the sale of the Shriver Potomac estate, which is listed at $11,800,000.00.

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