Jackie Kennedy Onassis first purchased Red Gate Farm in 1979 for just over $1 million. At the time, it was a quiet sheep farm sprawled over 340 acres—with a tiny little hunting cabin for a residence. By 1981, it featured a 6,500 square foot 5-bedroom main house and a two-story guest house. And now, after 40+ years in the family, it’s on the market.
The Most Amazing Features of Jackie O’s Martha’s Vineyard Home
Designed by architect Hugh Newell Jacobson, this home is truly an exquisite work of modern architecture. The Cape Cod style home features a stunning gourmet kitchen, two offices, and five ensuite baths—among a long list of other features and amenities. And the surrounding property is even more beautiful.
Here are our favorite features of the estate.
A Spacious Home Filled with Views
The first floor is where you’ll find the formal sitting room (with a fireplace), a lovely library, that sparkling gourmet kitchen, and an accompanying dining room. The first floor also features exquisite views of a private stretch of Atlantic beachfront, and two decks overlooking the sand dunes and the sea.
The second floor is home to the master bedroom, as well as three additional bedrooms, a den, and two art studios.
A Lovely Guest House
Situated just a short distance from the main house, the guest house features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a full kitchen, a living room, and even a laundry room. And of course, more beautiful landscaped grounds.
A Gorgeous Oceanfront Locale
With over a mile of private Atlantic Ocean waterfront, this tranquil little slice of land just might be heaven. Rolling hills dotted with trees, scenic sand dunes, and quiet shoreline on the ocean and Squibnocket Pond set the scene to a true summer getaway.
Stunning Landscaping & Grounds
This property is certainly no longer a sheep farm—in fact, its grounds were transformed into beautiful gardens by Rachel Bunny Melon, the horticulturist who redesigned the White House Rose Garden when Jackie was First Lady. Some of the most beautiful features include a vegetable garden and blueberry patch.
Amazing Outdoor Amenities
The grounds of Jackie O’s Martha’s Vineyard home aren’t just beautiful; they’re filled with fun, too. There’s an in-ground swimming pool, tennis courts, a boathouse, a barn, two garages, and a storage building. And the original hunting cabin still overlooks the pond.
There’s even a wooden “fairy treehouse” Jackie had built for her grandchildren.
A Martha’s Vineyard Record Sale?
If Red Gate Farm sells for close to its listed $65 million, it’ll be a new Martha’s Vineyard record: the current highest sale for the island sits at $32.5 million.
Beautiful… But Not Quiiiiite in the Budget?
Nor ours! But that doesn’t mean we can’t help you find a home you adore that does fit into your budget! Contact the DeLena Ciamacco real estate team today to learn more about how we can help you find the perfect home for sale in Central Ohio—from the perfect area to the perfect community to just the right home.