Jackie O'& # 39; s daughter Caroline Kennedy gives someone the chance to experience part of the family's unique, glamorous and highly guarded life after marketing the vast estate of Martha & # 39; s Vineyard for a stunning $ 65 million – four decades after the first lady bought it.
The 340-acre home features more than one mile of private Atlantic beach near Cape Cod, Massachusetts, as well as lush surrounding landscapes, all of which have been perfectly preserved by Kennedy and her family for the last 40 years.
Onassis was first attracted to the ocean property in 1979, a few years after the death of the second husband, the Greek ship magnate Aristotle Onassis, due to the & # 39; untamed beauty & # 39; with the 61-year-old Kennedy describing the estate as the perfect embodiment of the & # 39; romantic and adventurous spirit & # 39; from her mother.
Breathtaking: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis first purchased the Red Gate Farm at Martha & # 39; s Vineyard near Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in 1979 for $ 1.1 million
Transformation: The 340-hectare estate, which used to be a barn, was first purchased in 1979 with only a hunting shed on the estate. Onassis was going to turn it into an oasis for her family
Relaxing: Additional facilities on site include a boathouse, two garages, a hunting cabin, a swimming pool and a tennis court.
On the market: Onassis & # 39; and John F. Kennedy & # 39; s daughter, Caroline Kennedy, now sells the property for $ 65 million
After purchasing the estate in the late 1970s, Onassis, who died in 1994, would often share her time with her family in the between Martha & # 39; s Vineyard oasis with another Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.
Mother-daughter love: the daughter, 61, (depicted with her mother) has inherited the property
Kennedy, the former US ambassador to Japan under President Barack Obama, has an estimated assets of $ 250 million, later took over the property for her family.
& # 39; Forty years ago my mother fell in love with Martha & # 39; s Vineyard & # 39 ;, said the 61-year-old daughter in a statement about her decision to sell the property.
& # 39; When she found Red Gate Farm, it was a perfect expression of her romantic and adventurous spirit, & # 39; she continued.
& # 39; The dunes, ponds and rolling hills of Aquinnah gave her the opportunity to create a world where she could be so close to nature, close to her family and friends, and most importantly, near her beloved books.
& # 39; She even built a fairytale tree house for her grandchildren.
But despite the family's long history with the property, Kennedy added that she thinks it's time for them to move on with something new.
& # 39; Those grandchildren have grown up, so now it's time for us to follow my mother's example and create our own worlds, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; We hope that a new family will cherish this place as we have for three generations. We are excited about the next chapter for Red Gate Farm. & # 39;
The 6,456 square meter residence of the estate has five en-suite rooms and a further two half baths. There are also two offices and an outside terrace with a view of the water.
The large house also has a guest house – with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as a kitchen and living room – and a separate caretaker's house with three bedrooms.
& # 39; Forty years ago my mother fell in love with Martha & # 39; s Vineyard, & # 39; said Caroline. & # 39; When she found Red Gate Farm, it was a perfect expression of her romantic and adventurous spirit. & # 39; Shown is an aerial view of the property
Family: Caroline Kennedy is the daughter of the former first lady and President John F. Kennedy
Luxurious: the main house of 4556 m² has five bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and another two half baths. There are also two offices and an outside terrace with a view of the water.
Inside view: & # 39; The dunes, ponds and rolling hills of Aquinnah gave her the opportunity to create a world where she could be so close to nature, close to her family and friends, and most importantly, in near her beloved books, & # 39; Caroline said
Surrounded by greenery: landscape designer Bunny Mellon, who designed the White House Rose Garden with John F. Kennedy in the office, also helped transform the property
Time to relax: the property promotes seclusion on its 340 hectares of land, and it has a swimming pool and tennis court
Additional facilities on site include a boathouse, two garages, a hunting hut, a swimming pool and a tennis court.
The property, first purchased by the former first lady in 1979, was completed in 1981 with the help of architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen and landscape designer Bunny Mellon, who designed the White House Rose Garden with John F. Kennedy in office.
She first bought the estate for $ 1.1 million when it only had a hunting lodge, as it had previously been used as a sheep farm.
But the property was then transformed as the ideal escape for Onassis, her two children and three grandchildren, including family members – because it offered seclusion near the
The estate was later renovated and expanded in 2000, architect Deborah Berke. who worked to maintain the same Cape Cod style for the new parts of the property.
The main residence of the Red Gate Farm is located on a 10-hectare site with more than 200 hectares of greenery around the property.
The secluded home that was further added to the myth of Camelot surrounded the family because it offered privacy to the outside world. Onassis started the myth for the first time with a Life magazine interview in which she quoted the famous Camelot music line: & # 39; Remember that there was Camelot for one short, brilliant moment. & # 39;
Small details: Onassis built a fairy treehouse (photo) for her grandchildren on the property
True to style: the estate was later renovated and expanded in 2000, architect Deborah Berke. who worked to maintain the same Cape Cod style for the new parts of the property
Oasis: Dan Conn, CEO of Christie's International Real Estate, said: “The tranquility that one feels at Red Gate Farm is a direct result of his complete privacy
This quote started for the family, with people referring to the Kennedy government in America as a version of Camelot – the mythical world ruled by King Arthur.
Red Gate Farm is so isolated from the outside world that there are few or no family photos available on the large estate for the general public.
In 2002, Kennedy and her family split the land into eight separate plots. Two of these plots were then offered for sale in 2013 for $ 45 million, but were never sold.
Now the family is trying to sell the entire property.
Christie's International Real Estate claims that the estate offers the perfect balance of seclusion and natural environment for a family looking for a home to escape during a certain period.
Dan Conn, CEO of Christie's International Real Estate, said: “The calm that one feels at Red Gate Farm is a direct result of his complete privacy, the level of care and commitment shown to the country for four decades, and the deep appreciation for the lasting memories created by people lucky enough to go through the red gates.
In the family: the Kennedy family had owned the property for four decades, but they are now trying to sell the property
Peaceful: the main residence of the Red Gate Farm is on a 10-hectare site with more than 200 hectares of greenery around the property
Serene: The Kennedy family divided the property into eight plots in 2002. But now they are trying to sell the entire property near Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Beach lovers: The property also has a mile of private beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
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