Jackie O’s East Hampton Childhood Summer Home Just Hit the Market for $7.5M

Jackie O’s East Hampton Childhood Summer Home Just Hit the Market for $7.5M

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
The Bouvier family’s Hamptons home comes with “an extraordinary legacy of art and glamour.”

Located minutes from the ocean (and just down the street from Grey Gardens), Wildmoor, is a classic, wood-shingled estate with an acre of land and 4,291 square feet of living space. What makes this summer home extra special is that it’s where Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, the graceful and glamorous former first lady, spent her summers as a child.

Built in 1895, the home was cherished by the Bouvier family for decades. It was originally owned by Onassis’s grandfather, John Vernou Bouvier Jr., and it was also the childhood home of her father, "Blackjack" Bouvier.

The three-story, wood-shingled, 1895 East Hampton estate sits on one acre of land just minutes from the ocean.

The three-story, six-bedroom home features four and a half baths (one with an antique claw-foot tub), a gabled roof, a wraparound porch, Palladian windows, a pergola-covered terrace, and a sunny solarium perfect for dining and entertaining under the stars.

The home also has plenty of charming details such as floral wallpaper in the bedrooms, a wood-paneled living room with a built-in hutch, built-in bookshelves in the living room, and a kitchen fireplace clad in bright, patterned tiles.

The spacious solarium opens to the surrounding greenery and is perfect for hosting elegant indoor/outdoor affairs.

The home’s illustrious history doesn’t stop with the Bouvier family—abstract expressionist painter Adolph Gottlieb purchased the property in 1960, in order to be closer to the ocean. His light-filled barn turned art studio remains on the property, and it would undoubtedly make an inspiring creative space even today.

The large, wood-paneled dining room features an original built-in hutch. 

The living room has original built-in bookshelves and a fireplace framed by a rich, blue-green tile border.

One of the home’s six spacious bedrooms features bucolic views from the Palladium window. 

Another bedroom features a Palladium window and enough room for two twin beds. The floral wallpaper may even be original.

One of the bathrooms comes with an antique claw-foot tub. 

In the kitchen, a rustic fireplace is framed by colorful patterned tiles.

A cozy breakfast nook sits just off the kitchen and provides a lovely view of the backyard trellis.

The backyard trellis is a lovely spot to dine al fresco or sit in partial shade and enjoy a book.

Abstract expressionist painter Adolph Gottlieb turned this former barn into an art studio when he bought the property in 1960.

The interior of the light-filled studio space appear to have been updated, but the rustic wood flooring has been maintained.

Wildmoor is currently being listed for $7,500,000 by Paula Butler of Sotheby’s International Realty.

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