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Hamptons home where Jackie Kennedy spent her childhood summers hits the market for $7.5 million

The Hamptons home where Jackie Kennedy Onassis spent her childhood summers has hit the market for $7.5 million. 

The three-story, six-bedroom estate, named Wildmoor, sits on an acre of land and is located just a stone’s throw from the ocean at East Hampton. 

Onassis’s wealthy grandfather, Wall Street stockbroker John Vernou Bouvier Jr., purchased the home in the early 1900s. 

Onassis – who was born in 1925 – was raised in New York City, but would escape the Big Apple each summer to spend the warmer months with her family at Wildmoor. 

Wildmoor, the Hamptons home where Jackie Kennedy Onassis spent her childhood summers has hit the market for $7.5 million

The three-story, six-bedroom estate sits on nearly an acre of land and is located just a stone's throw from the ocean at East Hampton. The home's main dining room is pictured

The three-story, six-bedroom estate sits on nearly an acre of land and is located just a stone’s throw from the ocean at East Hampton. The home’s main dining room is pictured 

Jackie Kennedy Onassis is pictured center as a young girl in the Hamptons. Her socialite mother, Janet Lee, and her banker father, John Vernou 'Black Jack' Bouvier III, are also pictured

Jackie Kennedy Onassis is pictured center as a young girl in the Hamptons. Her socialite mother, Janet Lee, and her banker father, John Vernou ‘Black Jack’ Bouvier III, are also pictured 

The 4,500 square feet home features a wraparound porch, a stunning atrium and four full-size bathrooms. 

The property also comes complete with a large separate art studio, where Abstract Expressionist Adolph Gottlieb once completed many of his famous paintings.  

According to Sotheby’s International Realty, which has listed Wildmoor for sale, Onassis’ family ‘hosted weekend polo matches in a nearby field and entertained friends in the gracious home’. 

 The listing further claims that the estate boasts ‘an extraordinary legacy of art and glamour’. 

While the home has been tastefully updated since it belonged to Onassis’ grandfather, there are still some original features included in the home. 

A wood-fired oven, a claw bathtub and floral wallpaper all date back to the time the home was owned by the Bouvier clan.  

The home is set on an acre of lush green land. The new owners will be able to stroll down to the  nearby beach at East Hampton

The home is set on an acre of lush green land. The new owners will be able to stroll down to the  nearby beach at East Hampton 

The estate features a wraparound porch and nearly an acre of lush, green land. According to Sotheby's International Realty, which has listed Wildmoor for sale, Onassis' family 'hosted weekend polo matches in a nearby field and entertained friends in the gracious home'

The estate features a wraparound porch and nearly an acre of lush, green land. According to Sotheby’s International Realty, which has listed Wildmoor for sale, Onassis’ family ‘hosted weekend polo matches in a nearby field and entertained friends in the gracious home’

One of the home's six bedrooms is pictured. The home is located just blocks from the beach, and Wildmoor's  residents can hear the sounds of the ocean from their rooms each night

One of the home’s six bedrooms is pictured. The home is located just blocks from the beach, and Wildmoor’s  residents can hear the sounds of the ocean from their rooms each night 

Another of the bedrooms is pictured. The light and airy home is set across three levels and features plenty of space for guests hoping to escape the city to spend time in The Hamptons

Another of the bedrooms is pictured. The light and airy home is set across three levels and features plenty of space for guests hoping to escape the city to spend time in The Hamptons

The home's master bedroom is pictured. While the home has been redecorated since it was owned by the Bouvier clan, some fixtures and finishings date back to the early 1900s

The home’s master bedroom is pictured. While the home has been redecorated since it was owned by the Bouvier clan, some fixtures and finishings date back to the early 1900s 

According to Sotheby's International Realty, which has listed Wildmoor for sale, the estate boasts ''an extraordinary legacy of art and glamour'

According to Sotheby’s International Realty, which has listed Wildmoor for sale, the estate boasts ”an extraordinary legacy of art and glamour’

Wildmoor's light and airy kitchen is pictured. The home includes an original wood-fired stove, as well as more contemporary stainless steel appliances which have been installed in recent years

Wildmoor’s light and airy kitchen is pictured. The home includes an original wood-fired stove, as well as more contemporary stainless steel appliances which have been installed in recent years 

The home's original wood-fired stove with stunning tiling is pictured

The home’s original wood-fired stove with stunning tiling is pictured

During her summers at Wildmoor, Onassis spent time playing in the gardens and at the beach, as well as riding horses. She later became an avid equestrian. 

Onassis would stay at the home with her father, John Vernou ‘Black Jack’ Bouvier III; her socialite mother, Janet and her younger sister, Lee. 

Onassis’ parents split when she was 11 years old, but she still continued to spend time in East Hampton.  

During her stays, Onassis would frequently socialize with her aunt, Edith Bouvier Beale, and her cousin, Edith ‘Little Edie’ Beale. The mother and daughter lived in the Grey Gardens estate – located just down the road from Wildmoor. 

Grey Gardens has become one of the most notorious homes in the Hamptons, after the Beale mother and daughter continued to live in the estate up until the end of the 1970s.

 By that time, the home had become squalid, filled with cats, raccoons and garbage.

At the same time, Onassis was living a very different life. After serving as First Lady from 1960 until 1963, Onassis went on to marry Greek shipping heir Aristotle Onassis in 1968. 

She spent her later years living back in New York City, where she worked as a book editor for Doubleday. 

Meanwhile, her younger sister Lee also became one of the world’s most glamorous public figures, tying the knot to Polish prince Stanisław Radziwiłł . 

The property also comes complete with a large separate art studio, where Abstract Expressionist Adolph Gottlieb once completed many of his famous paintings

The property also comes complete with a large separate art studio, where Abstract Expressionist Adolph Gottlieb once completed many of his famous paintings

One of the home's porches is pictured. Residents can hear the sounds of the nearby ocean

One of the home’s porches is pictured. Residents can hear the sounds of the nearby ocean 

Jackie and her younger sister, Lee (right), are pictured in East Hampton in 1931. Lee went on to become famous in her own right after she married Polish prince Stanisław Radziwiłł

Jackie and her younger sister, Lee (right), are pictured in East Hampton in 1931. Lee went on to become famous in her own right after she married Polish prince Stanisław Radziwiłł 

Jackie is seen in pictures taken during her teenage years. She continued to vacation in The Hamptons before she met and married John F. Kennedy

Jackie is seen in pictures taken during her teenage years. She continued to vacation in The Hamptons before she met and married John F. Kennedy 

Jackie is pictured in a photograph taken in August 1960 - three months before her husband, John F. Kennedy, was elected President. Following his untimely death in 1963, she went on to marry Greek shipping heir Aristotle Onassis

Jackie is pictured in a photograph taken in August 1960 – three months before her husband, John F. Kennedy, was elected President. Following his untimely death in 1963, she went on to marry Greek shipping heir Aristotle Onassis 

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