Grey Gardens For Sale ~ $20 Million

July 21, 2017

By Tab Byrum

If you’re not familiar with Grey Gardens you should be. Grey Gardens is a home made famous in the 1975 documentary of the same name. What made the home and documentary so famous was that Grey Gardens was inhabited by two women, Edith Bouvier Beale, known as Big Edie and her daughter also named Edith Bouvier Beale and known as Little Edie. In 1972 an eviction notice was issued for Grey Gardens saying the Beales had to vacate the premises immediately because the home had fallen into such great disrepair and was deemed “uninhabitable”. Mrs. Beale was Jackie Kennedy Onassis’ aunt and Jackie and her sister Lee stepped in and paid for repairs to be made to the house so the two women could keep living there. Big Edie died in 1977 and Little Edie sold the house to Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee and his wife Sally Quinn. The Bradlees restored the house to its former glory, all 14 rooms, as well as the beautiful gardens. Ms. Quinn has talked about when they bought the house, they found the skulls and skeletons of raccoons in the home as well as waste from more than 50 feral cats. Earlier this year Sally Quinn put the home up for sale for almost $20 million dollars and today we are going to take a look at this beautiful home in all its restored glory. If you haven’t seen the documentary Grey Gardens I strongly urge you to do so and also the 2009 HBO film of the same name. Enjoy!!! (above image via)

A photo of Little Edie Beale standing in front of the dilapidated Grey Gardens in the 1970’s. (via)

The Entry Hall of Grey Gardens today, I love the gray and white striped wallpaper. You can see the home has a very soft color palette. (via)

Green is a color seen throughout the house, echoes the beautiful gardens and lawn seen through the window. (via)

A peek into the Living Room shows more green and white and a bright traditional chintz floral is brought on pillows and a sofa. (via)

This looks to me to be a former outdoor patio area that enclosed to create a beautiful sun porch, a wonderful place sit and read a book or nap. (via)

There are seven bedrooms in the home, I really like the use of all the different sisal rugs throughout the home. (via)

Grey Gardens is decorated in a very traditional manner but not over the top with floral fabrics or lots of accessories. Thankfully there is no spinning wheels or butter churns to be seen. (via)

When Grey Gardens was built in the early 1900’s it was almost as famous for its gardens as the house itself. (via)

The current owner of Grey Gardens, Sally Quinn. (via)

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