“Wildmoor” is a property that has it all. Pedigree. (It’s the childhood home of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis). Location. (East Hampton’s tony beach is a short walk away.) Art and culture. (Renowned Abstract Expressionist Adolph Gottlieb built an art studio on the grounds in the 1960s.)
The three-story, 4,291-square-foot house sits on a sprawling one-acre lot. Listing price is $7.5 million.
The residence sports an “extraordinary legacy of art and glamour,” according to agent Paula Butler of Sotheby’s International Realty. Original features include the gabled roof, wraparound porch, Palladian windows, and backyard atrium/pergola.
Historic touches abound inside.
Patterned tile fireplaces, wood flooring, and an antique claw-foot tub add to the home’s authenticity.
A striking solarium dining room and light-filled sun room spill out to the garden. A second-floor terrace provides additional outdoor living space.
Gottleib’s airy working artist studio is still located on the property.
The converted space, formerly a carriage house, features large windows with tranquil views. The artist purchased the Hampton’s estate in 1960 for its proximity to the ocean.
There’s more Jackie O lore. Her father, nicknamed “Blackjack” Bouvier for his striking dark looks, hosted weekend soirées and polo matches on the property. (The photo of 5-year-old Jackie with her pony, Buddy, is considered a classic.)
People magazine notes several other Jackie O-associated properties that have changed hands. “Lasata”–an East Hampton estate owned by the Bouviers–listed in 2017 for $30 million. The same year, the family’s Virginian riverfront mansion on the Potomac River hit the market for $49.5 million.
Or for 90,000 euros, you can buy a night on Jackie and Ari’s yacht.
Want less of a committment? The Onassis’ uber-luxe yacht is available to rent through Valef Yachts.
The mega floating manse accommodates up to 34 guests in 17 decked-out staterooms. Amenities include a deck top jacuzzi/pool, hydraulic swim platform, two massage rooms, beauty salon, and fully-equipped fitness area.
A “Who’s Who” of guests includes Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe, Princess Grace, Frank Sinatra, and Elizabeth Taylor. In 1998, a family friend of Onassis restored the yacht to its former glory.
If the Caribbean is more to your liking, we suggest Jackie’s favorite beach: Half Moon Bay in Antigua.
Other famous island-goers include Elton John, Audrey Hepburn and the royal family.
In 2023, Rosewood Residences plans to open on the storied waterfront. Discreetly set into the landscape, homes will sport obstructed views, modern design, and Caribbean-inspired architecture.
Sotheby’s International Realty lists the home located on East Hampton’s Apaquogue Road.
Information about yacht rentals is available through the Valef Yacht website.
Prices for Rosewood Residences start at $4 million.