Located minutes from the ocean (and just down the street from Grey Gardens), Wildmoor, is a classic, wood-shingled estate with an acre of land and 4,291 square feet of living space. What makes this summer home extra special is that it’s where Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, the graceful and glamorous former first lady, spent her summers as a child.
Built in 1895, the home was cherished by the Bouvier family for decades. It was originally owned by Onassis’s grandfather, John Vernou Bouvier Jr., and it was also the childhood home of her father, “Blackjack” Bouvier.
The three-story, six-bedroom home features four and a half baths (one with an antique claw-foot tub), a gabled roof, a wraparound porch, Palladian windows, a pergola-covered terrace, and a sunny solarium perfect for dining and entertaining under the stars.
The home also has plenty of charming details such as floral wallpaper in the bedrooms, a wood-paneled living room with a built-in hutch, built-in bookshelves in the living room, and a kitchen fireplace clad in bright, patterned tiles.
The home’s illustrious history doesn’t stop with the Bouvier family—abstract expressionist painter Adolph Gottlieb purchased the property in 1960, in order to be closer to the ocean. His light-filled barn turned art studio remains on the property, and it would undoubtedly make an inspiring creative space even today.