Jackie Kennedy Onassis’ Childhood Summer Home in East Hampton Hits the Market
Just a few houses away from the legendary Grey Gardens estate sits Wildmoor, the East Hampton home where Jackie Kennedy Onassis spent many of her childhood summers. It was owned by the former first lady’s grandfather and sits squarely within the Bouvier vacation bubble. Now listed for $7.5 million, the pristine property is a sublime slice of American history.
Built in 1895, Wildmoor remained in the Bouvier family long after Jackie O’s grandparents moved on to their more lavish nearby estate, which is known as Lasata and was a hot property on the market back in 2018. According to Mansion Global, a young Jackie and her family stayed at Wildmoor rent-free so as to remain close to their grandparents. They hosted weekend polo matches in an adjacent field and could pop over to Lasata to visit their horses anytime.
Famed expressionist Adolph Gottlieb bought Wildmoor in 1960, transforming the carriage house into a light-filled art studio which still stands today. The main house spans 4,291-square-feet, holding six bedrooms within its three stories. A gabled roof, wraparound porch, and sweeping second-floor terrace all bring exterior charm, with several period details also remaining inside; wood paneling and an antique clawfoot tub among them. The art studio sits across the lawn on the one-acre property.
Paula S. Butler of Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing.