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Grey Gardens mansion on the market for $20 million

Grey Gardens mansion on the market for $20 million

Grey Gardens was the home of Big Edie and Little Edie, relatives to former First Lady Jackie Kennedy

The Grey Gardens estate has gone on sale.

The iconic mansion shot to fame after featuring in a documentary about a pair of eccentric relatives of Jackie Kennedy Onassis.

Now, almost 40 years after it was bought from its famous owners, it is being sold for nearly $20 million.

Inside, the home is far from the state it was in when the famous documentary was filmed
Inside, the home is far from the state it was in when the famous documentary was filmed

Beyond the documentary which made it famous, it has also been at the heart of a HBO film and a full-length Broadway musical.

The former First Lady’s eccentric relatives were commonly known as Big Edie and Little Edie.

Big Edie, formally known as Edith Ewing Bouvier Bale, was Kennedy’s aunt; Edith ‘Little Edie’ Bouvier Bale was Kennedy’s cousin.

The owners restored Grey Gardens' classic Hampton flair
The owners restored Grey Gardens’ classic Hampton flair

The mother-daughter-duo shared their 28-room mansion with dozens of cats, raccoons, and opossums.

At the time of filming, it was already rhamshackled and reportedly filled with piles of garbage.

It was a pair of journalists, Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee and his columnist wife Sally Quinn, who bought Grey Gardens from Little Edie in 1979 and returned it to its former glory.

Wicker furniture and large windows rule the mansion
Wicker furniture and large windows rule the mansion

Now, the famous mansion in the Hamptons is looking for a new owner.

Grey Gardens is one of the last original shingle homes remaining in the area.

Grey Gardens boasts eight bedrooms
Grey Gardens boasts eight bedrooms

It comes with eight bedrooms and six bathrooms, and ‘plenty of space for year-round entertaining’.

Quinn and her husband carefully restored the mansion’s original charcter; it features the classic Hampton color scheme of soft pinks, blues and grays.

Through Grey Gardens' large windows, you might catch a glimpse of the ocean
Through Grey Gardens’ large windows, you might catch a glimpse of the ocean

Large windows let in plenty of light, and the current decor puts a modern spin on the classic designs.

A little stucco cottage/pool house is tucked away in the sprawling gardens.

Tucked away in the gardens is a small stucco cottage
Tucked away in the gardens is a small stucco cottage

For summer entertainment, it also features a Har-Tru tennis court and a heated gunite pool.

The large pool is perfect for mild summer evenings
The large pool is perfect for mild summer evenings

Grey Gardens is sold through Michael Schultz and Susan Ryan at Corcoran real estate.