Inside Jackie Kennedy's Childhood Summer Home
June 01, 2020 - East Hampton
The house where Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis spent childhood summers, is coming on the market for $7.5 million.
Known as Wildmoor, the three-story East Hampton home dates back to the late 1800s. In the early 1900s it belonged to Ms. Onassis’ grandfather, John Vernou Bouvier Jr.
When Ms. Onassis was a young child, she spent summers at Wildmoor with her mother, Janet Lee Bouvier, according to the book "Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: Friend of the Arts."
Wildmoor is now owned by the estate of the late Richard D. Spizzirri, a lawyer with Davis Polk & Wardwell who died in 2015.
The main house has six bedrooms and spans about 4,500 square feet, with a gabled roof, wraparound porch and a large second-floor terrace, according to listing agent Paula Butler of Sotheby’s International Realty.
The house still has many historic details, including wood paneling, an antique claw foot bathtub, and a fireplace clad in colorful patterned tile. The wallpaper may even be original.
The nearly 1-acre property also includes a free-standing former carriage house. A former owner of the house, the late abstract expressionist Adolph Gottlieb, turned it into a studio and used it to paint and to display his work, Ms. Butler said.
Source : WSJ - Katherine Clarke
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