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Grey Gardens For Sale: Kennedy Kin Home Listed for Nearly $20M

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Grey Gardens is seen Aug. 6, 2016, in East Hampton, New York. (Kris Connor/Getty Images for My City Gives)

By    |   Friday, 24 Feb 2017 01:12 PM

Grey Gardens, the East Hampton house belonging to Kennedy relatives that inspired an HBO movie, a documentary, and a Broadway musical, is for sale for $19.995 million.

The home was owned until 1979 by an aunt and cousin of Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis who let the 6,000 square foot home fall apart around them for years. It was bought in 1979 by journalist Sally Quinn and her husband Ben Bradlee, a longtime executive editor of The Washington Post, who renovated the 1897 home to its former glory and added a tennis court and swimming pool, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The story of Jackie O’s cousins, “Little Edie” and “Big Edie” Beale, inspired a 1975 documentary about the pair, which later became an HBO movie starring Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore, and a musical on Broadway.

Grey Gardens is on a 1.7 acre parcel of land near Georgia Beach, and some rooms have ocean views. It has seven bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms.

Quinn put the home on the market because Bradlee passed away at age 93 in 2014, and the house “just wasn’t the same without him,” Quinn told the WSJ. “It’s a magical place and we had a magical life there, but that part of my life is over now. I want to move on.”

The couple spent Augusts there and rented the home for $175,000 the rest of the year, according to Town and Country.

Quinn plans to include memories of Grey Gardens in her upcoming memoir, “Finding Magic,” she told The Wall Street Journal.

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