Hollywood Producer Puts $55M Summer Estate of Massachusetts’ Own Jackie Kennedy Up for Sale
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American history for sale. Just picture it: former First Lady Jackie Bouvier as a little girl spending summers in this 8,500 square foot ,10 bed, 13 bath home in the 1920s in East Hampton, New York, making it a part of not just American history, but world history. The estate, aptly named Lasata according to Robb Report, means "Place of Peace" in Native American. It's now the home of Hollywood producer David Zander, who is now selling it for a whopping $55 million after buying it from fashion designer and Tiffany’s former chief artistic officer Reed Krakoff in 2018.
Wow, what a list of owners. According to the listings from Eileen O’Neill of Corcoran and Ed Petrie of Compass,121 Further Lane was originally built in 1917 and owned by John Vernou Bouvier Jr., who was Jackie's grandfather. The property is around seven acres of lush, well-maintained landscaping with complete privacy. According to the shared listings, the hardwood flooring, beamed ceilings, and oversized windows add such charm and comfort, with plenty of natural light. French doors, built-in bookshelves, and numerous fireplaces are found throughout. There's also a guest cottage with two bedrooms near the swimming pool and pool house, with plenty of parking plus a three-car garage.
Described as a classic masterpiece, Robb Report says it's such a great opportunity to own one of the grand estates of East Hampton Village with incredible history, that's only had four owners in over a century. The listings say it was meticulously restored in 2007 and again in 2019.
So are you ready to take a peek in the home prior to Cape Cod and Newport, Rhode Island, being the playgrounds for Jackie prior and during her Kennedy years when she was older?