Grey Gardens could be yours for $19.95m

In a 1975 documentary, it was the rundown home of Onassis' aunt Edith Bouvier Beale and her cousin, Edith Beale

Grey Gardens could be yours for $19.95m

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Grey Gardens, the famed Hamptons home that formerly houses relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, is for sale.

According to Newsday, the house has been listed for $19.95 million, (€18 million).

In a 1975 documentary, it was the rundown home of Onassis' aunt Edith Bouvier Beale and her cousin, Edith Beale. The 1897 home was purchased by the Bouvier Beale’s in the 1920s before falling into disrepair.

"It hasn’t been on the market in almost 40 years, but it’s gotten much more critical acclaim since then," says Michael Schultz of The Corcoran Group, alluding to the Emmy-nominated HBO movie and play based on the house and its eccentric inhabitants. “That all made it very popular. It’s like American folklore."

After 'Big Edie' died in 1977, 'Little Edie' sold the house in 1979 to the longtime Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and his journalist wife, Sally Quinn.

Bradlee died in 2014. Quinn reportedly told a real estate agent the home didn't feel the same without him.

The three-story, shingle-style home was built in 1897. It features seven bedrooms and 6 1/2 bathrooms. The property, on 1.7 acres, includes a pool and tennis court and is situated 100 yards from the Ocean. All of the architectural details of the home are intact, Schultz says, including Dutch doors, molding, built-in cabinets and marble sinks.