‘Grey Gardens’ house & estate up for sale ($20 mil)
The ramshackle East Hampton mansion and estate that was the home of Jackie Onassis relatives Big and Little Edie Beale, made famous in 1976 documentary Grey Gardens, is up for sale "for the first time in decades." The place has been spruced up just a little since the Beales left and is now going for just shy of $20 million ($19,995,000 to be specific). From the listing:
This true classic at 3 West End Road, East Hampton has not been available for sale in decades. This is a rare opportunity to own an iconic property in one of the most coveted locations in the Hamptons. Known as Grey Gardens this stunning estate is full of history and one of the few remaining original shingle homes South of the Highway. Situated near Lily Pond Lane and Georgica Beach, this one of a kind compound is approximately two acres and is a stone throw to the ocean. The property has been restored with an eye to history and lovingly maintained for the past 40 years. The spacious main house features 7 bedrooms and 6 1/2 baths and plenty of spaces for year round entertaining. Tucked away in the lush and elaborate gardens is a charming stucco cottage, heated gunite pool and an irreplaceable Har-Tru Tennis court. This historic home was visited by Jackie Kennedy when owned by her eccentric aunt and cousin -Edith Bouvier Beale and Edith Beale. The property was purchased by The Washington Post columnist Sally Quinn and her husband Ben Bradlee the Executive Editor of The Washington Post who restored this special property to its original grandeur.
You can check out a few pictures of what Grey Gardens looks like now below.
If you've never seen the documentary, the Maysles' brothers classic remains as fascinating as ever -- it's inspired a Broadway musical, an HBO movie, and an episode of Fred Armisen and Bill Hader's Documentary Now, among other things. A few clips below as well.