Jackie Kennedy’s Former Summer Home Is for Sale
Quarantine like a Kennedy this summer
Still looking for a place to spend summer in the Hamptons this year? This article about the very expensive former summer home of an extremely famous American icon will probably not help you at all. But that’s not why you’re here. You’re here for a little quarantine real estate porn, in which case, welcome to the childhood summer home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
The East Hampton home in which Onassis spent summers with her parents was recently listed for $7.5 million, Town & Country reported. Built in 1865, the estate first passed into the former First Lady’s family when her grandfather, lawyer and stock broker John Vernou Bouvier Jr., purchased the residence in the early 1900s.
Bouvier upgraded to a nearby mansion, Lasata, in 1925, leaving Onassis and her parents to summer at the “more modest” 4,291-square-foot Wildmoor, where the Bouviers hosted parties and weekend polo matches.
The house boasts six bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms, as well as a wraparound porch and large second-floor terrace, and a solarium dining room leading out into the garden. The home has also retained its original clawfoot bathtub and tiling around two fireplaces, despite changing hands several times since the Bouviers’ tenure.
Among the home’s post-Bouvier owners is abstract artist Adolph Gottlieb, who converted the former carriage house into an art studio after purchasing the residence in 1960.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the home was most recently owned by the estate of the late Richard D. Spizzirri. The listing is held by Paula S. Bulter of Sotheby’s International realty.
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