Jackie Kennedy’s childhood summer home in the Hamptons hits the market for $7.5M

Jackie Kennedy’s childhood summer home in the Hamptons hits the market for $7.5M

May 20, 2020

Photo credit: Rise Media for Sotheby’s International Realty

As was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, the historic home in the Hamptons where Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis spent her childhood summers has hit the market for $7.5 million. Known as Wildmoor, the home was built in 1865 and was owned by Jackie’s grandfather John Vernou Bouvier Jr. in the early 1900s. By the time Jackie was a child in the 1930s, her grandparents had bought an even more impressive East Hampton home called Lasata, which left Wildmoor free for Jackie and her parents when they left Park Avenue for the Hamptons during the summer.

According to the listing, Jackie’s parents, John Vernou “Black Jack” Bouvier III and Janet Bouvier, “hosted weekend polo matches in a nearby field and entertained friends in this gracious home.” It sits on a full acre, spans 4,291 square feet, and has six bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms. Architectural features like a gabled roof with dormer windows, larger Palladian windows, a wrap-around porch, and a wrap-around second-floor terrace make this a perfect Hamptons home. The landscaped gardens, complete with a pergola-covered terrace, are also beautiful.

Inside, the rooms are large and full of historic details like wood paneling, tiled fireplaces, and even a vintage claw-foot bathtub.

A solarium-like dining room opens to the backyard, and a cozy breakfast nook frames a perfect view of the patio.

In 1960, famed Abstract Expressionist Adolph Gottlieb bought the home. He turned a former carriage house into his air art studio where he painted and displayed his work. It’s still present on the grounds. According to the Journal, the property is currently owned by “the estate of the late Richard D. Spizzirri, a lawyer with Davis Polk & Wardwell who died in 2015.” His family decided to sell since they don’t spend as much time there anymore.

The home is located on Apaquogue Road, just a few blocks from the beach. As the Journal notes, it’s also a few houses down from the infamous Grey Gardens estate.

[Via Wall Street Journal]

[Listing: Wildmoor by Paula Butler of Sotheby’s International Realty]

Photo credit: Rise Media for Sotheby’s International Realty

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