KDHamptons Real Estate: Grey Gardens Lowers Price By $2M
The legendary Grey Gardens estate, made famous by the eponymous 1975 documentary,recently took a hefty $2 million cut in its price tag, now asking $17,995,000. The home made headlines once again when it went on the market in February at $19,995,000. Known as one of the most infamous properties on the East End, the home going up for sale for the first time since 1979 left many a jaw dropped.
In 1979, Sally Quinn and her late husband Ben Bradlee [above] purchased the estate from Edith Bouvier Beale (AKA “Little Edie”)—the younger star of the documentary that put the property on the map. Reportedly,the couple purchased the 6,652-square-foot structure for $220,000 and put almost $600,000 worth of renovations, restoring this special property to its original grandeur.
This true classic at 3 West End Road, East Hampton is a rare opportunity to own an iconic property in one of the most coveted locations in the Hamptons. Grey Gardens 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 9 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.
For more information on Grey Gardens please contact Michael Schultz at Corcoran HERE
Photos in this feature by Kelli Delaney