Legendary style icon Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis spent luxurious summers in East Hampton as a child (when she was known as Jacqueline Bouvier) with her parents and younger sister, Caroline Lee Bouvier (the future Lee Radziwill). Long before Kennedy entered the White House and stepped into her role as First Lady, she spent her days at a different (yet comparably large) white house known as Lasata, her family’s Hamptons estate, which is now on the market for a cool $53.995 million.
The 8,500-square-foot home, which Kennedy’s grandfather purchased in the 1920s, is officially on the market—for just under $39 million, with an adjacent four-acre parcel also on sale for almost $15 million, you, too, can summer like the incomparable Jackie Kennedy.
The massive 7.15-acre compound underwent a comprehensive restoration after being purchased for $25 million in 2007 by the estate’s current owners, fashion designer and former creative director of Coach Reed Krakoff and his interior designer wife, Delphine. Today, the nearly 100-year-old home offers ten bedrooms and 11.5 bathrooms—the anxiety of sharing a bathroom never likely affected the Bouviers.
In addition to the property’s grand sprawl, Lasata (a Native American term meaning “place of peace”) also features a guesthouse, heated pool, two-bedroom pool house, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, sweeping views of the vast property, and a three-car garage.
Lasata is located just down the road from the infamous Grey Gardens, the rundown estate where Kennedy’s reclusive aunt and cousin (Edith "Big Edie" Ewing Bouvier Beale and Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale) lived in squalor for many years.
Pristine white interiors line the walls of the beachside home, lending a charming contrast to the lush greenery just outside its doors. If there were ever a home worthy of the elegant First Lady, Lasata would certainly lead the pack.
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Browse through the photos below for a closer look at the East Hampton estate.
1. THE HOME
The white-washed estate hosts a grand lawn and many different types of trees. Its classic façade is reminiscent of another regal-looking building Kennedy would soon come to call home, the White House.
Lasata's rustic kitchen boasts hardwood floors, delicate white cabinets, and a generous sprawl of counter space.
The sweet lemon-tinged bedroom features a welcoming fireplace and a romantic canopy bed.
4. DINING ROOM
The estate's inviting dining room is lined with floor-to-ceiling book shelves, an architectural favorite for the avid reader.
Even Lasata’s hallway speaks of vintage glamor. The yellow wallpapered area features another window-side sitting area, a classic staircase, and a direction shifting hardwood floor.
6. LIVING ROOM
The airy sitting area houses summery wicker-lined furniture and allows for a comprehensive view of the grounds.
7. MASTER BEDROOM
The luxurious master suite features a charming fireplace and an additional sitting room for morning-time chats.
8. THE LAWN
Naturally, the home, built in 1917, has a pristine garden area and backyard, including a spacious deck.