Hampton’s home where Jackie Kennedy spent her summers in her youth hits the market for $ 7.5 million
The Hamptons home where Jackie Kennedy Onassis spent her childhood summers has hit the market for $ 7.5 million.
The three-story, six-bedroom estate called Wildmoor sits on nearly an acre of land and is just steps from the ocean in East Hampton.
Onassis’s wealthy grandfather, Wall Street stockbroker, John Vernou Bouvier Jr., bought the house in the early 1900s.
Born in 1925, Onassis grew up in New York City, but escaped the Big Apple every summer to spend the warmer months with her family in Wildmoor.
Wildmoor, the home of Hamptons where Jackie Kennedy Onassis spent her childhood summers, hit the market for $ 7.5 million
The three-story, six-bedroom estate sits on nearly an acre of land and is just steps from the ocean in East Hampton. The main dining room of the house is shown
Jackie Kennedy Onassis is depicted as a young girl in the Hamptons. Her socialite mother, Janet Lee, and her banker father, John Vernou ‘Black Jack’ Bouvier III, have also been depicted
The 4,500-square-foot house features an enveloping porch, a beautiful atrium, and four large bathrooms.
The property also comes with a large separate art studio, where abstract expressionist Adolph Gottlieb once completed many of his famous paintings.
According to Sotheby’s International Realty, which Wildmoor has put up for sale, Onassis organized ‘family’ weekend polo matches in a nearby field and entertained friends in the graceful house. ‘
The entry further claims that the estate has ‘an extraordinary legacy of art and glamor’.
Although the house has been tastefully updated since it belonged to Onassis’ grandfather, some original features have been incorporated into the house.
A wood-burning oven, claw bath, and floral wallpaper all date back to when the house was owned by the Bouvier clan.
The house is located on an acre of lush green land. The new owners can walk to the nearby East Hampton Beach
The estate features an enveloping porch and nearly an acre of lush, green land. According to Sotheby’s International Realty, which Wildmoor has put up for sale, Onassis’ family ‘hosted weekend polo matches in a nearby field and entertained friends in the graceful house.’
One of the house’s six bedrooms is shown. The house is just steps from the beach and Wildmoor residents can hear the sounds of the ocean from their rooms every night
Another bedroom is shown. Spread over three levels, the light and airy home offers plenty of room for guests looking to escape the city to spend time at The Hamptons
The master bedroom of the house is shown. Although the house has been redecorated since it was owned by the Bouvier clan, some fixtures and finishes date from the early 20th century
According to Sotheby’s International Realty, which Wildmoor has put up for sale, the estate has ‘an extraordinary legacy of art and glamor’
Wildmoor’s light and airy kitchen is shown. The house features an original wood burner and more modern stainless steel appliances installed in recent years
The house’s original wood burner with beautiful tiles is depicted
During her summers in Wildmoor, Onassis spent time playing in the gardens and on the beach, as well as horseback riding. She later became an avid equestrian sport.
Onassis would stay at home with her father, John Vernou ‘Black Jack’ Bouvier III; her socialite mother, Janet and her younger sister, Lee.
Onassis’s parents separated when she was 11 years old, but she still continued to spend time in East Hampton.
During her stay, Onassis often dated her aunt, Edith Bouvier Beale, and her cousin, Edith “Little Edie” Beale. The mother and daughter lived on the Gray Gardens estate – just down the street from Wildmoor.
Gray Gardens has become one of the most notorious homes in the Hamptons, after Beale’s mother and daughter continued to live on the estate until the late 1970s.
By then, the house had become filthy, filled with cats, raccoons, and trash.
At the same time, Onassis led a completely different life. After serving as First Lady from 1960 to 1963, Onassis married the Greek heir Aristotle Onassis in 1968.
She spent her later years in New York City, working as a book editor for Doubleday.
Meanwhile, her younger sister Lee also became one of the world’s most glamorous public figures, who tied the knot to Polish prince Stanisław Radziwiłł.
The property also comes with a large separate art studio, where abstract expressionist Adolph Gottlieb once completed many of his famous paintings
One of the porches of the house is depicted. Residents can hear the sounds of the nearby ocean
Jackie and her younger sister Lee (right) are depicted in East Hampton in 1931. Lee became famous in her own right after she married Polish prince Stanisław Radziwiłł
Jackie can be seen in photos taken during her teens. She stayed on vacation at The Hamptons before meeting and getting married to John F. Kennedy
Jackie is pictured in an August 1960 photo – three months before her husband, John F. Kennedy, was elected president. After his untimely death in 1963, she married the Greek heir Aristotle Onassis