The restored Grey Gardens mansion once owned by relatives of the Kennedys has hit the New York market.
I have never actually seen the movie Grey Gardens, but it has been on my to-do list for several years.
In case you don’t know the full story, the home was built in East Hampton in 1897 by Joseph Greenleaf Thorpe, and was purchased in the 1920s by Edith Bouvier Beale, a socialite and aunt to Jackie Kennedy Onassis. A documentary in 1975 about the decline of the socialite and her younger sister (named little Edie) made the home famous, and an HBO movie in 2009 only added to the Hollywood connection, and history of the East Hamptons mansion.
In case the fact that the home belonged to the Kennedys, who are basically American royalty isn’t enough for you, the 6,000 square foot home has 10 bedrooms, and 6.5 bathrooms, and sits on two acres, including lush grounds and a pool.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the home is now on the market for $19.95 million, but it is also available as a rental for $250,000 from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
So if you are interested in owning a piece of American history, and arguably one of the most notable homes in the Hamptons, Grey Gardens is officially up for grabs.via ] [ via ]