Missed Out On Grey Gardens? The Carriage House Is For Sale
If you missed out on the recent sale of Grey Gardens, the famous Hamptons estate of Big Edie and Little Edie Beale, you’re in luck. The carriage house is on the market for the first time in 56 years.
The five bedroom, four bathroom house sits on 1.1 acres near Georgica Beach and was built in 1896. While it’s not quite the size of the main estate, the 3,516 square foot home has been fully updated, and has the ability to be expanded to 5,511 square feet plus a fully finished lower level—bringing it on par with Grey Gardens herself.
The home has a large paneled carriage room with a fireplace, a tiled dining/ garden room, balconies with water views, a heated pool, and a detached garage.
The main house went under contract back in October 2017, and closed just last month for a cool $15.5 million. Little Edie had sold the property to former Washington Post editor, the late Ben Bradlee and his wife, journalist Sally Quinn, who said the new owner “really understands the house” and plans to preserve it.
Grey Gardens rose to fame in the cult classic documentary of the same name, which followed the Beale women, aunt and cousin to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The eccentric duo and their strange life living in squalor at the rundown property became the subjects of national curiosity after directors Albert and David Maysles spent six weeks filming the candid pair in 1973. It spawned several other artistic projects, including a 2006 HBO film about the making of the documentary, starring Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore as the Beales.
The carriage house is listed with Sotheby’s International Realty for $9.5 million.