Thanks to the 1975 classic “Grey Gardens,” Jacqueline Kennedy’s eccentric aunt and cousin Edith Bouvier Beale and Edith Beale became iconic cult figures. The documentary depicts the everyday lives of the two reclusive, former socialites who lived in squalor at Grey Gardens, a dilapidated mansion in the wealthy Georgica Pond neighborhood of East Hampton, New York. In 1979, Grey Gardens was purchased by Sally Quinn and her husband Ben Bradlee who restored the iconic property to its original grandeur. And now the classic Hamptons shingle sided home, built in 1897, is for sale!
Restored with historic appreciation, Grey Gardens has been lovingly maintained for the past 40 years. The spacious main house features approximately 6,000 square feet, 8 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. The iconic compound is approximately two acres and is located a stone’s throw from the ocean. It is listed for $19,995,000. And if you would like to obsess over the history of Grey Gardens and Little Edie and Big Edie Beale, please visit this fabulous post from Cote de Texas.