Filled with history and visited by Jackie Kennedy Onassis and her sister Lee Radziwill, the star of an award-winning documentary, a featurette on the HBO original film Grey Gardens, a Broadway play and mentioned in song, Grey Gardens in East Hampton is listed for $19.995 million, according to toptenrealestatedeals.com.
Sited on just under two acres, the house contains approximately 6,000 square feet of living space with nine bedrooms, six baths and multiple venues for entertaining. Grounds contain a guest house nestled in the lush garden, a heated pool and a Har-Tru Tennis court. Listing agents are Michael Schultz and Susan Ryan of The Corcoran Group.
Exposed by the Enquirer and a cover story in New York Magazine about the filth, fleas, cats and raccoons sharing the home with the Bouvier relatives, the health department intervened and gave the women the ultimatum of cleaning up or getting out. Unable to afford repairs and cleanup, it was at this point that Jackie O and Lee came to the aid of their aunt Big Edie and her daughter, their cousin, Little Edie. When author and journalist Sally Quinn and her husband, Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee purchased the run down mansion from Little Edie in 2002, they set about a year-long restoration, bringing the house and gardens back to their full glory with an ocean view. Since Ben’s death, Sally had put it into the summer rental market and has now listed it for sale at $19.995 million.