A Piece Of American History: Jackie Kennedy’s Home For $55M

The seven-acre East Hampton estate where Jackie Kennedy spent her summers as a child is back on the market for $55 million.

Aptly named Lasata, the Native American word for “place of peace,” the house was initially built in 1917 by architect Arthur C. Jackson. The abode was previously owned by John Vernou Bouvier Jr., who was the grandfather of Jackie Kennedy. 

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The former First Lady’s grandfather, Major John Vernou Bouvier Jr. (nicknamed “The Major”), was the one who purchased the property. The Hamptons home was carefully restored by interior designer Delphine Krakoff, with the help of her husband (fashion designer Reed Krakoff) in 2007. 

“One of the best moments was when Martha Stewart walked through the finished house and asked if we’d done anything. That was the highest compliment,” Reed said in 2016. 

Today, the residence is owned by Hollywood producer David Zander, who bought the place in 2018. During his ownership, he made renovations to the 8,500-square-foot main house, including revamping the interiors and rebuilding parts of the exterior.

The 8,500-square-foot main house boasts eight bedrooms with the sounds of the ocean waves. There is also a two-bedroom guest cottage, a caretaker’s cottage, a pool house, and a three-car garage with a workshop.

“This is truly a special opportunity to acquire one of the grand estates of East Hampton Village delivered in perfect and immaculate condition,” the official listing says.

Beamed ceilings, oversized casement windows, and dark hardwood floors are highlights of the expansive dwelling.

It also boasts bountiful lavish outdoor features, including lush lawns, a large rectangular pool, a spa, and a meadow. 

“It’s so well known in town,” says Eileen O’Neill of Corcoran, the firm who holds the listing with Ed Petrie of Compass. “It’s such a part of East Hampton history as well as American history. So that definitely is a draw for people.” 

Banner photo via Corcoran’s official website.

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