Jackie Kennedy's Summer Home is For Sale—and The Price Just Dropped
It'll still cost you a pretty penny.
If you're looking for a little peace and quiet, Jacqueline Kennedy's summer home is the perfect spot. The house, located at 121 Further Lane in East Hampton village, is called "Lasata" for the Native American name for a "place of peace" and it truly is that and so much more.
Designed by architect Arthur C. Jackson and built in 1917, Kennedy's paternal grandparents, John Vernou Bouvier, Jr. and Maude Sergeant Bouvier, bought the property back in 1925. Kennedy, who was still a Bouvier at the time, and the entire Bouvier clan would decamp from their apartments in the city to spend their summers roaming the grounds at Lasata. There was room to play tennis, swim in the pool, ride her grandfather's horses, sit under the grape arbor, or wander through her grandmother's "Italian garden" lined in carefully trimmed boxwoods and dotted with statues.
When Kennedy was around 11 years old, her parents divorced, and she went to live with her mother. She was so distraught about leaving Lasata that she wrote a poem about it. It's easy to understand the impulse. The home has 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms spread across 8,500-square-feet of living space. There's a formal dining room, multiple living rooms, a library, and a gorgeous kitchen. Plus, the grounds offer a pool and pool house, as well as a wealth of natural wonders and complete privacy.
The current homeowners, fashion designer Reed Krakoff—who is the former creative director for Coach—and his wife, interior designer Delphine Krakoff, originally listed the 11-acre estate in September 2016 with a jaw-dropping price tag of $53.99 million. Alternatively, interested parties could purchase one 7.15-acre parcel where the main house, pool, and guest house sits for $38,995,000, while the remaining four acres and the tennis court would be sold separately.
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Now, according to Curbed, they have cut $4 million from the asking price, so the gorgeous home could be your peaceful summer retreat for a mere $34,995,000.