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Philanthropist Bunny Mellon Lists Family's Caribbean Escape

Photos: Christie's Great Estates

Bunny Mellon, the widowed philanthropist and horticulturist who was responsible for the White House Rose Garden, already wowed us once this year with the listing for her stunning-yet-understated estate on Cape Cod. Now, the 101-year-old master of casual chic—who rocks a Georges Braque painting in her "basket house" and one of Rothko's largest ever paintings in her Virginia great room—has listed her Caribbean estate for $14.5M. Set on the island of Antiqua, the property was assembled by Mellon and her late husband, banking heir Paul Mellon and consists of 27 acres of paradise, within the boundaries of the members-only Mill Reef Club. The Mellons also own a series of building lots nearby, but this is the crown jewel, with the famous Bunny Mellon green thumb lending the property its mature plantings and appropriately casual feel.
· Mellon Estate in Antigua Goes on the Market for $14.5 Million [WSJ]
· Epic 26-Acre Cape Cod Estate Goes to Market for Almost $30M [Curbed National]
· Bunny Mellon's Secret Garden [Vanity Fair]