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Jackie Kennedy’s sprawling Martha’s Vineyard estate is on the market for $65M

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A compound the size of a small town

Shingled Cap Cod style home Christies Real Estate

In 1979, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis bought an expansive stretch of land along the Atlantic coast in Aquinnah, Massachusetts, on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Over the years, Onassis developed the former sheep farm, named Red Gate Farm, into a veritable compound, complete with a pool, tennis court, hunting cabin, barn, boathouse, and more. The house has stayed in the Kennedy family for years, but now it’s on the market for—take a breath—$65,000,000.

It’s a lot of money, but Onassis built out the land with her signature good taste and attention to detail. The 6,456-square-foot main house is classic New England with its shingle-clad facade and understated interior style. Designed by Hugh Newell Jacobsen and later renovated by Yale School of Architecture Dean, Deborah Berke, the home is all about hosting and socializing.

Living room in classic style Christies Real Estate

The house has a formal sitting room, massive kitchen, and two decks, custom-made for entertaining. It also boasts five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a guest house with an additional three bedrooms just in case 6,456 square feet doesn’t provide enough privacy.

The compound includes 340 acres, part of which is more than a mile of private beach. Naturally, the farm comes with a three-bedroom home for the land’s caretake because this is a property that comes with a lot of amenities to take care of.

Pool in large yard Christies Real Estate
House in big green field Christies Real Estate
shingle house overlook coast Christies Real Estate