John Kerry’s Nantucket Home Is for Sale

It's reportedly asking $25 million.

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The Secretary of State’s property is located in the Brand Point neighborhood of Nantucket. / Photo by Melanie McCue on Flickr/Creative Commons

The Nantucket home of Secretary of State John Kerry is hitting the market after his 20 years of summering on Brant Point.

A Boston Globe report indicates the mansion was quietly put up for sale, and has been open for certain realtors to see for about a month. According to an unnamed Globe source, realtors aren’t allowed to take photos of the home, which is reportedly asking $25 million.

Located on Hulbert Avenue, the beachfront mansion is assessed at $18.5 million. However, the property is not actually Kerry’s—it has been owned by Teresa Heinz Kerry’s family since 1982. Kerry and Teresa Heinz were married at the house on Memorial Day in 1995. According to the Globe, Kerry recently visited the Nantucket retreat this Memorial Day.

The two-story house is a typical Nantucket-style abode with weathered gray shingles and pearl-tinted shutters. The 1920 construction has five bathrooms and four and a half bathrooms. It also boasts a wrap-around porch and a widow’s walk.

Kerry has hosted an impressive list of foreign diplomats at the home, including British prime minister Tony Blair. Kerry is currently meeting with leaders in the United Arab Emirates, and hasn’t yet issued a comment about the Brant Point house.

The summer home is one of many properties where Kerry resides. Others include his townhouse on Beacon Hill, as well as houses in Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania.

You can read the full Boston Globe story here.