February 4, 2011
The iconic Grey Gardens estate in East Hampton is reportedly now available to rent for the last two weeks in August at a whopping total of *$135,000, according to the Real Deal.
The home once belonged to Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter also Edith Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of former First Lady Jackie Kennedy. The 6,000 square foot, 19th century home was the setting for the 1975 documentary “Grey Gardens”, which shadowed the mother-daughter pair living in the decaying structure.
Having been completely renovated in 2003 by current owner and Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, the home boasts eight bedrooms and sits on a charming two-acre lot.
“I think people realize that it’s completely redone,” Sotheby’s International Realty agent Bill Williams told the outlet. “There are no more raccoons in the attic. We’ve gotten calls already. It’s a novelty for some people, who want to stay in Grey Gardens. It has that history to it.”
Published on Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 3:29 PM
By Nicole Carter
* I don’t know about you but if I had $135,000 to throw at a two week vacation, this would be very tempting… imagine the home movies you could make, your very own Grey Gardens… Campy Fun!