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A look at the homes owned by John Kerry and Teresa Heinz Kerry (no pics)
AP ^ | 03/22/04

Posted on 03/22/2004 11:19:26 AM PST by Pokey78

Presumptive Democratic nominee John Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, divide their time between five homes located around the country:

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Boston, Mass.: A five-story, 12-room Beacon Hill town house that serves as Kerry's main residence. Assessed value: $6.9 million.

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Nantucket, Mass.: A three-story, five-bedroom waterfront retreat on Brant Point. Assessed value: $9.18 million.

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Washington, D.C.: A 23-room town house in Georgetown. Proposed 2005 assessment: $4.7 million.

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Ketchum, Idaho: A ski getaway converted from a reassembled barn near Sun Valley. Assessed value: $4.916 million. Heinz Kerry owns two adjoining lots valued at $1.5 million and $1.8 million.

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Fox Chapel, Pa.: A nine-room colonial on nearly 90 acres in suburban Pittsburgh. The property also includes a nine-room, carriage house. Assessed value: $3.7 million.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004; gigolo; kerry; teresaheinz

1 posted on 03/22/2004 11:19:26 AM PST by Pokey78
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To: Pokey78
Pokey, is this the entire story? Isn't this rather odd...just listing their property? I wonder why this merited a separate story.
2 posted on 03/22/2004 11:21:46 AM PST by Miss Marple
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To: Pokey78
Why the house in PA???? Or was that Mr. Heinz' home??
3 posted on 03/22/2004 11:23:37 AM PST by Betteboop
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To: Miss Marple
that's it.
4 posted on 03/22/2004 11:24:03 AM PST by Pokey78 (Steyn: Leftists demonize Wolfowitz because his name begins with a big scary animal and ends Jewishly)
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To: Pokey78
Now why would AP simply send out a list of the properties Kerry owns? Boredom? Typing exercise? Wanting to make sure that the info doesn't get buried in another story?
5 posted on 03/22/2004 11:32:33 AM PST by Miss Marple
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To: Pokey78
one house he wont be shacking up at:

THE WHITEHOUSE : )))
6 posted on 03/22/2004 11:33:44 AM PST by alisasny (John Kerry is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.)
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To: Pokey78; StriperSniper; Mo1; Peach
"MAN OF THE PEOPLE"

ALERT!!!!!!!!
7 posted on 03/22/2004 11:35:18 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Miss Marple
If you really want to be sick read this article. Could they put any more icing on it?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1103095/posts
8 posted on 03/22/2004 11:35:36 AM PST by freeperfromnj
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To: Pokey78
Now one can absolutely see how in touch with us common folk John Kerry is. The beauty part of this whole story is that Kerry's wife is the widow of Sen. Heinz who died in a plane crash and WAS A REPUBLICAN! The widow Heinz is also incredibly wealthy as the heiress of Heinz catsup, pickles, etc.

From what I've read Kerry's first wife was also an heiress and very rich.
9 posted on 03/22/2004 11:39:55 AM PST by appleton14
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To: Miss Marple
A more complete article:

Kerry, wife enjoy many expensive homes

By LOLITA C. BALDOR
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER

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  Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry's Ketchum, Idaho vacation home on the Wood River is seen in this March 17, 2004 photo. Kerry is vacationing at his Ketchum home through Wednesday, March 24. He plans to return to the campaign trail Thursday with a Democratic fund-raiser in Washington.(AP Photo/Troy Maben)
WASHINGTON -- From a sailing mecca to a ski resort, presumptive Democratic nominee John Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, enjoy the trappings of their wealth in at least five homes and vacation getaways across the country valued at nearly $33 million.

Some are private escapes for the family, while others serve as prime spots to host fund-raisers and exclusive gatherings for wealthy donors. All reflect the couple's status - he is a four-term Massachusetts senator, she is heiress to the $500 million family ketchup fortune - with breathtaking vistas, elegant furnishings and enclosures that protect the property from prying eyes.

Each home has a place in the family's life, with its own history and mission, from the preppy island of Nantucket and Boston's Beacon Hill to the Pittsburgh countryside, from the Idaho mountains to the nation's capital.

Kerry is on a weeklong break from the campaign at the home in the wooded mountains of Ketchum, Idaho. Located near the banks of the Big Wood River, the nearly $5 million house is a reassembled barn, originally built in England in 1485, and brought to Idaho by Heinz Kerry's late husband, H. John Heinz III. The Pennsylvania Republican senator died in a plane crash in 1991.

The classic yet comfortably furnished farmhouse, profiled in Architectural Digest magazine in 1993, was inspired by Heinz Kerry's memories of an inn in Swaziland where she vacationed with her parents. Its central point is an enormous, 57-by-24-foot great room with a 25-foot ceiling framed with original oak beams.

The Heinz family has had the house since 1966, and traditionally spends time there in August and during the Christmas holidays - often throwing a New Year's Eve party capped with fireworks.

This is also where Heinz Kerry, while on one of her frequent hikes, wrestled with the prospect of Kerry's presidential bid - a political move she had opposed for her first husband and Kerry.

"While taking a long walk in Ketchum, she finally realized she couldn't hold him back, that he had too much to offer the country," said Heinz Kerry's spokeswoman Christine Anderson. "She said they're not getting any younger and this was a contribution she knew he could make."

While Ketchum provides a respite from politics, the tony Beacon Hill brownstone in Boston has been a more frequent campaign way-station for Kerry and his wife. It is the only residence that is theirs as a couple. And, assessed at nearly $7 million, it is the residence that Kerry mortgaged last year to finance more than $6 million in loans to his campaign.

Their other homes, ranging in value from more than $3 million to nearly $9.2 million, belong to Heinz Kerry, and predate her 1995 marriage to the Massachusetts senator. Several are still listed under the name of her late husband.

Formerly part of a convent, the five-story, 12-room Boston town house - with six fireplaces, a rooftop deck and an elevator - is Kerry's main residence. It is where he is registered to vote, where his cars and motorcycle are registered and is located blocks from the State House where he began his political career as lieutenant governor.

Visitors say the town house, with its modern two-story kitchen built for entertaining, is filled with books, decorated with family photos and Dutch still-life paintings and boasts a striking portrait of "Moby Dick" author Herman Melville that hangs in the small library just inside the entrance.

While that is their newest home, Heinz Kerry has had a Massachusetts presence for years.

Just beyond the historic Brant Point Lighthouse in Nantucket's harbor is Heinz Kerry's $9.1 million waterfront estate. Rimmed by tall hedges, with a wide deck and a lawn that reaches to the beach, the three-story, five-bedroom manse was the site of the couple's Memorial Day weekend wedding in 1995.

Since then, the house has been used for campaign retreats and Democratic receptions for the party's big money donors.

Visitors say that while the homes are adorned with pricey art and antiques, they are generally friendly and comfortable and not ostentatious. "Their homes have always been places for friends and family to come together," Anderson said. "And their homes reflect that."

While Kerry calls Boston home, Heinz Kerry's base is Pittsburgh, which is her longtime residence and the headquarters of the Heinz Family Philanthropies, which she chairs.

Located on a $3.7 million, 90-acre family farm in Fox Chapel, the home is a nine-room white colonial fronted with six columns, and at the end of a steep drive, hidden from the road by a curtain of woods. The property includes a deep-red, nine-room carriage house.

This is where Heinz Kerry raised her three sons, where she is registered to vote, and where - on one day in the early 1980s - the late "Mister (Fred) Rogers" filmed an episode of his "Old Friends, New Friends" show. Rogers was the godfather to Heinz Kerry's youngest son, Christopher.

Their fifth home, in Georgetown, is perhaps the most utilitarian, and is necessary to accommodate the time they spend in Washington when the Senate is in session. Also belonging to Heinz Kerry, the 23-room, $4.7 million town house, with its wide stairway and landscaped courtyard, is filled with antiques, fine art, including paintings by Dutch masters, and family photos.

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Presumptive Democratic nominee John Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, divide their time between five homes located around the country:

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Boston, Mass.: A five-story, 12-room Beacon Hill town house that serves as Kerry's main residence. Assessed value: $6.9 million.

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Nantucket, Mass.: A three-story, five-bedroom waterfront retreat on Brant Point. Assessed value: $9.18 million.

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Washington, D.C.: A 23-room town house in Georgetown. Proposed 2005 assessment: $4.7 million.

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Ketchum, Idaho: A ski getaway converted from a reassembled barn near Sun Valley. Assessed value: $4.916 million. Heinz Kerry owns two adjoining lots valued at $1.5 million and $1.8 million.

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Fox Chapel, Pa.: A nine-room colonial on nearly 90 acres in suburban Pittsburgh. The property also includes a nine-room, carriage house. Assessed value: $3.7 million.

10 posted on 03/22/2004 11:41:42 AM PST by Pokey78 (Steyn: Leftists demonize Wolfowitz because his name begins with a big scary animal and ends Jewishly)
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To: Pokey78
John Kerry "a man of the people"!!!!! He is going to fight the privilege among us!!!!!

Hypocrisy has a new definition: "John Kerry".

11 posted on 03/22/2004 11:42:28 AM PST by jveritas
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To: Pokey78
A more complete article:

This one comes with the full historical tour.

12 posted on 03/22/2004 11:45:14 AM PST by freeperfromnj
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To: appleton14
Those who can't do, marry well.
13 posted on 03/22/2004 11:52:45 AM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Pokey78
Didn't he also sell a European mansion in France or Tuscany just before announcing his candidacy?
14 posted on 03/22/2004 11:54:10 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (never surrender, this is for the kids)
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To: Pokey78
A man of...and for the people. He's just like us little guys...with 5 homes. If there is anyone who should shut up about extreme wealth in this country and playing the disparity card, it's this idiot. Unlike many, who worked hard to achieve their wealth, Kerry is a prime example of a person who either inherited or married into wealth. Yet, he is going to lecture the rest of America about the great class-divide in this country? Please.
15 posted on 03/22/2004 12:09:44 PM PST by cwb (Kerry: The only person who could make Bill Clinton look like a moderate)
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To: cwb
Pretty apparent which of the two worlds Edward's droned on about...
16 posted on 03/22/2004 12:12:29 PM PST by steveyp
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To: cwb
And tax us to death too!!
17 posted on 03/22/2004 12:13:27 PM PST by international american (Support our troops!! Send Kerry back to Boston!!!!)
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To: FreeAtlanta
Italy.
18 posted on 03/22/2004 12:16:48 PM PST by DennisR
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To: Betteboop
The Fox Chapel house was in the John Heinz family. Looks like the Massachusetts Senator married up. It is ironic that just two weeks before he died, Senator John Heinz specifially critized Kerry over Gulf War One.

Here is an excerpt from a piece in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on February 29, 2004 by Dennis Roddey.

"Thirteen years ago, Walter Carter, of Newton, Mass., wrote to his senator and asked him to support military action to expel Saddam Hussein's troops from Iraq. As a vote neared, Carter faxed his letter to the office of John Kerry and, just to be sure, sent it along by regular mail as well.

A few days later, Kerry wrote back to thank Carter for opposing military action against Iraq and told him he had voted "no" on the resolution to give then-President George H.W. Bush the go-ahead.

"I didn't know what to think," Carter recalls today.

A few days later, Carter got another letter from Kerry. The Senator thanked Carter for supporting Bush on Iraq.

"From the outset of the invasion, I have strongly and unequivocally supported President Bush's response to the crisis and the policy goals he has established with our military deployment in the Persian Gulf," Kerry wrote.

"As I recall they said it was a computer glitch," Carter said. "Possibly it's true. Possibly it's not true. I don't know what to believe."......

......I remember it because it happened at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner of the Allegheny County Republican Party, March 20, 1991, at the William Penn Hotel.

At the time the first George Bush was still flush with victory in the Persian Gulf, and dinnergoers chortled over a videotaped presentation of assorted senate Democrats backpedaling in the wake of a war they'd opposed. Ted Kennedy was shown. News clips were shown. But for Kerry, the speaker simply read the two letters, to everyone's amazement.

"It's like those before-and-after pictures they print in the papers," the speaker said. "If they didn't tell you so themselves, you'd think they were different people."

Kerry has to remember that one. The speaker was Sen. John Heinz. Two weeks later, he would die in a plane crash. Four years after that, Kerry would marry his widow -- a woman who speaks directly and without equivocation and doesn't need two sets of letters to make her mind known.

He might want to ask her for a copy of the speech.

http://www.post-gazette.com/columnists/20040229roddycol1.asp
19 posted on 03/22/2004 12:17:48 PM PST by Montaignes Cat
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To: Miss Marple
Pokey, is this the entire story? Isn't this rather odd...just listing their property? I wonder why this merited a separate story.

Yep .. Extremely odd for the AP to do a story like this

Hmmmmmmmmmmm

20 posted on 03/22/2004 12:19:18 PM PST by Mo1 (Do you want a president who injects poison into his skull for vanity?)
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To: cwb
Each home has a place in the family's life, with its own history and mission...

Each house has its own "mission"... who are they kidding? It's not bad enough that John Kerry claims he was "annointed" to be President, that he (like most liberals) has a virtually complete absence of any humility... now we hear that his real estate even has its own "mission." Okay, now I understand... they are not just a rich family living off the wealth of her deceased husband and maintaining tony private playgrounds in every high rent district in America (and probably some overseas too), instead they are a family whose homes each have their own "mission." What next? The social conscience of the Kerry pets?

21 posted on 03/22/2004 12:21:17 PM PST by GraceCoolidge
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To: international american
"and tax us to death too."

This is actually why I think so many wealthy people embrace Marxist ideals. Unlike their claims of compassion for wealth redistribution (taxes), a higher tax rate only allows the haves to have more. It is their objection to competition...and thus their fear of sharing wealth and power with others. A higher tax rate stifles competition, as social mobility is hampered, guaranteeing them a spot at the top, without challenge...whether in business or politics. The tax-code, as with everything liberal, is all about power and control...and higher tax rates guarantee them all of the above.
22 posted on 03/22/2004 12:32:47 PM PST by cwb (Kerry: The only person who could make Bill Clinton look like a moderate)
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To: FreeAtlanta
Didn't he also sell a European mansion in France or Tuscany just before announcing his candidacy?

Kerry's mansion sale
"Sen. John Kerry sold his foreign mansion in Italy just weeks before he announced a run for the White House in January of 2003," Matt Drudge reports at his Web site (www.drudgereport.com).

"Actor George Clooney purchased the stunning 18th-century mansion located in the Italian village of Laglio (50 miles north of Milan) from Kerry and his wife for $7,800,000. Clooney first learned about the listing from Brad Pitt, who had been holidaying with his wife, Jennifer Aniston, at Versace's compound nearby," Mr. Drudge said.

"While Kerry and his wife's homes in the United States are worth at least $23,733,705, it is not clear if the candidate currently owns property overseas.

"The campaign has repeatedly denied requests for any information on foreign assets held by Kerry."

23 posted on 03/22/2004 12:40:14 PM PST by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse the Bushies with the dumb republicans. - Capt. Tom)
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To: cwb
"This is actually why I think so many wealthy people embrace Marxist ideals. Unlike their claims of compassion for wealth redistribution (taxes), a higher tax rate only allows the haves to have more. It is their objection to competition...and thus their fear of sharing wealth and power with others. A higher tax rate stifles competition, as social mobility is hampered, guaranteeing them a spot at the top, without challenge...whether in business or politics. The tax-code, as with everything liberal, is all about power and control...and higher tax rates guarantee them all of the above."


Damn, what a fine piece of writing! All true. It is also interesting to note that they can afford the $750.00 an hour tax attorneys on Wall St and Pine St.

24 posted on 03/22/2004 12:42:44 PM PST by international american (Support our troops!! Send Kerry back to Boston!!!!)
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To: alisasny
They didn't mention the big mansion in Italy that he recently sold. Wonder what he owns in France?
25 posted on 03/22/2004 1:00:33 PM PST by hresources
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To: Pokey78
Bump for later reading.
26 posted on 03/22/2004 1:09:36 PM PST by Born Conservative (It really sucks when your 15 minutes of fame comes AFTER you're gone...)
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To: international american
Thanks.

"It is also interesting to note that they can afford the $750.00 an hour tax attorneys on Wall St and Pine St."

Exactly...as they continue to shaft the little guy they claim to care so much about. If they are such compassionate people, then why the need to setup these various tax shelters and tax-exempt trusts and foundations? And they still have nerve to ask those who got tax breaks to contribute to the DNC. They are the biggest hypocrites on the planet.

27 posted on 03/22/2004 1:16:02 PM PST by cwb (Kerry: The only person who could make Bill Clinton look like a moderate)
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To: Pokey78
Not bad. If I was that rich I'd have several expensive homes too. I don't begrudge him the homes & just don't think he should call himself a common man of the people. Now Dennis Kucinish is another story.
28 posted on 03/22/2004 1:30:04 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Pokey78; Miss Marple
Images posted here:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1103095/posts
29 posted on 03/22/2004 4:45:27 PM PST by maggief
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To: Pokey78
And this is why Howard Brush Dean III, child of privilege, Birkenstock doc, and beneficiary of some $3.8 million in trust funds, equities and financial instruments, got knocked off so early in the primaries. He just started out with WAY too small a bankroll.

If you can't run with the big dogs, you can't get in the game.
30 posted on 03/23/2004 11:28:00 AM PST by alloysteel
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To: Capt. Tom
found it, thanks!

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XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX THU MARCH 18, 2004 11:37:25 ET XXXXX

KERRY UNLOADED ITALIAN MANSION MONTH HE DECIDED WHITE HOUSE RUN; SOLD TO GEORGE CLOONEY AFTER BRAD PITT FINDER

Sen. John Kerry sold his foreign mansion in Italy just weeks before he announced a run for the White House in January of 2003, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

Actor George Clooney purchased the stunning 18th century mansion located in the Italian village of Laglio [50 miles north of Milan] from Kerry and his wife for $7,800,000. Clooney first learned about the listing from Brad Pitt, who had been holidaying with his wife Jennifer Aniston at Versace's compound nearby.

While Kerry and his wife's homes in the United States are worth at least $23,733,705, it is not clear if the candidate currently owns property overseas.

The campaign has repeatedly denied requests for any information on foreign assets held by Kerry.

31 posted on 03/23/2004 6:33:15 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (never surrender, this is for the kids)
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