Jackie Kennedy’s Martha’s Vineyard House For Sale
Jackie Kennedy was regarded as an icon of style and culture during and after her lifetime. Several people wanted to live like her and it turns out, their wish might just come true with the late First Lady’s beloved home for sale.
Red Gate Farm on Martha’s Vineyard was only a hunting cabin with a sheep farm when Jackie Kennedy purchased it for roughly $1 million in 1979. The plot was 340-acres and a ‘perfect expression of the romantic and adventurous spirit of Jackie Kennedy’.
According to her daughter, Caroline Kennedy “The dunes and ponds and rolling hills of Aquinnah gave her the chance to create a world where she could be so close to nature, close to her family and friends, and, most importantly, close to her beloved books. She even built a fairy treehouse for her grandchildren. Those grandchildren are grown so now it is time for us to follow my mother’s example and create our own worlds. We hope that a new family will treasure this place as we have for three generations.”
“We are excited about the next chapter for Red Gate Farm.” She added.
Caroline decided to put the home on sale at $65 million. She says it is time to move on.
The home was first designed in 1980 by the renowned architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen. It was also later renovated in 2000 by Deborah Berke, Dean of the Yale School of Architecture.
The land now includes a 6400-square-foot main residence, complete with five bedrooms and bathrooms respectively, a two-story, four-bedroom guesthouse, two garages, and amenities such as a pool, a boathouse, a tennis court, and much more.
It is situated at the edge of the Squibnocket pond with over a mile of the Atlantic Ocean beachfront.
There’s no doubt the magic of this property lives on.
Caroline also described some features that Jackie Kennedy, her mother, loved the most about the house. She said, “She loved the old stone walls, the blue heron that lived in the pond behind the dunes, the hunting cabin that was the only thing on the property when she acquired it, the clay cliffs, the Wampanoag legends, and building a fairy tree-house for her grandchildren.”
The sale of Red Gate Farm is being handled by Christie’s International Real Estate and local agents, Tom LeClair and Gery Conover.
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