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Hamptons home where Jackie Kennedy summered as a child asks $7.5M

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Wildmoor is a shingled East Hamptons estate a few blocks from the ocean

An exterior view of a shingled house called Wildmoor where Jackie Kennedy summered. The home has white trim and dormer windows. There is grass in front of the house. Photos by Rise Media, courtesy of Paula Butler of Sotheby’s International Realty

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis has spent many a summer in the Hamptons, and one of the homes she visited as a child just hit the market. Called Wildmoor, the 4,291-square-foot residence belonged to Onassis’s grandfather, John Vernou Bouvier Jr., in the 1900s; in 1925, Bouvier also purchased a larger Hamptons estate known as Lasata.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Onassis and her family spent summers at the modestly sized Wildmoor house—not far from her grandfather and Lasata—in the 1930s and lived the rest of the time on Park Avenue in Manhattan. The home is located just a few blocks from the ocean, and sports a gabled roof, dormer windows, wraparound porch, and a large second-floor terrace.

An enclosed dining area with a wood table and white trimmed windows and skylights.
Eating in the solarium-inspired dining room feels like dining al fresco thanks to abundant skylights.

Many original details remain in the 1865 house, like wood paneling, an antique claw foot tub, and a fireplace with colorful patterned tile. There are six bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, and one of the most impressive features is a solarium-inspired dining room that opens up to the backyard.

In 1960, the abstract expressionist painter Adolph Gottlieb purchased the property and transformed a former carriage house into an art studio. That structure is still present today, with plentiful light from large windows and skylights, and rustic wood floors. Other perks on the one-acre lot include landscaped gardens and a pergola-covered terrace. Intrigued? Wildmoor is on the market now for $7,500,000.

A living room has built in bookshelves, a green couch, rug, coffee table, and a fireplace.
In the living room, built-in bookshelves and a fireplace with blue tiles showcase the home’s original features.
A dining room with a large wooden table and chairs, a hutch, and white ceiling.
The second dining area features a built-in hutch, wood floors, and original wood paneling.
A white marble breakfast book has views out to the garden and pergola.
An eat-in breakfast nook offers views to the gardens and pergola.
A small white bed in a bedroom with wood floors and a white wicker chair.
One of the home’s six bedrooms is modest in size, but comes with idyllic views.
An exterior view of a shingled barn style art studio, but white trim ad large windows and skylights.
The Abstract Expressionist painter Adolph Gottlieb bought Wildmoor in 1960 and used this barn outbuilding as his art studio.