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PHOTOS: Want To Spend The Summer At Grey Gardens, Mother Darling?
Feb 02, 2013
Grey Gardens will forever be remembered as the East Hampton home of Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter, “Little Edie” Ewing Beale. The world’s oddest mother-daughter act were stars of an iconic documentary that catapulted them into cult stardom.
The Beales came from high society, but by the time directors Albert and David Maysles Brothers began filming Grey Gardens, the once-regal manor was a nightmare—littered with cats, raccoons, old newspapers, rotting food and other unpleasantries. “All it needs is a coat of paint!” insisted Little Edie in 1979, when she sold the home for $222,000 to husband-and-wife journalists Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn.
She made them promise they wouldn’t tear it down.
But now you can be a part of camp history: The Grey Gardens estate is available to rent this summer for only $125,000.
As Curbed explains, it’s really quite nice now:
Eventually, the 6,000-sq-ft home set on 1.7 acres finally ended up in more capable hands and was lovingly restored and renovated. Today, it includes 10 bedrooms and 6.5 baths, a heated granite pool, a Har-Tru tennis court, and of course, those famously lush gardens.
Meh, it’s not the same without Little Edie, Big Edie and, of course, Jerry.