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The Grey Gardens house is up for sale

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Grey Gardens might be the worst real-estate ad ever committed to film. Albert and David Maysles cult-favorite documentary shows its titular East Hampton mansion as exactly what it is: a dilapidated, animal-infested hovel in which two women—Jackie Kennedy Onassis relatives Big and Little Edie Beale—practiced their own private brand of sanity, one that had little to do with the outside world. Now you, too, can fashion your private universe to your own personal whims, with Rolling Stone reporting that Grey Gardens is back on the housing market.

The house last changed hands back in 1979, when Little Edie sold it to Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee. A few years ago (before his death in 2014) Bradlee and his wife, journalist Sally Quinn, began renting the home out. Now, it’s officially for sale, with an initial asking price of $19.995 million.


Built in 1897, and extensively renovated from the squalor depicted in the 1975 film, Grey Gardens features seven bedrooms, six and a half baths, a tennis court, a pool, and the ongoing need to be vigilant against the rabid raccoons and cult film junkies who consider it their spiritual home.

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