Jackie Kennedy’s beloved summer home — Lasata — lists for $55M in the Hamptons. See it
“When I go down by the sandy shore,
I can think of nothing I want more,
Than to live by the booming blue sea,
As the seagulls flutter round about me...”
At 10 years old, Jacqueline Bouvier, a future first lady of the United States, sat down and wrote these words in her poem “Sea Joy,” a piece of work that can be associated with her beloved Lasata, her childhood East Hampton home that is only a stone’s throw away from the Atlantic Ocean.
And now, the lavish estate of the former fashion icon and her family has landed on the real estate market for $55 million.
Lasata, which means “place of peace,” has only been owned by a handful of people, including the Bouvier family, since it was designed by architect Arthur C. Jackson in 1917, the listing on Compass says.
The home was purchased by John Vernou Bouvier Jr., the future Mrs. Kennedy’s grandfather, and Jackie, her sister Lee, and father John Vernou “Black Jack” Bouvier III would summer at the home until John passed away in 1948, Dirt said.
Now, the 10-bedroom, 13-bathroom estate that’s 8,500 square feet, is ready for a new owner.
“Meticulously restored in 2007 and again in 2019, the estate’s integrity has been carefully preserved while infusing modern elegance,” the listing on Compass says. “The soothing sound of ocean waves can be heard throughout the expansive eight-bedroom main house, separate two-bedroom guest cottage, pool house, and a three-car garage equipped with a workshop.”
Jackie, an equestrienne and photographer, was thrust into the spotlight after her husband, a young Massachusetts senator by the name of John F. Kennedy, became the President of the United States in 1961. Following the assassination of Kennedy in 1963, she became one of the most photographed women in the world and a symbol of a country in mourning. She later became an editor at Viking Press and had a successful career in publishing after the death of her second husband, Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, according to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
She died in 1994.
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