martha's vineyardBy 1979 when Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis bought Red Gate Farm at the edge of Squibnocket Pond in Martha’s Vineyard, if anyone was in need of refuge from prying eyes, it was the former First Lady.

And now that 340-acre sanctuary with a mile of beachfront near the Cliffs of Gay Head is up for sale. 

When Onassis bought the property, there was just a hunting cabin on the land, which had previously been a sheep farm. Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, who had redesigned the White House Rose Garden, designed the landscapes on the estate, and architect Hugh Newell Jacobson designed the Cape Cod-style main house and a two-story guest house. 

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