Lasata, the childhood summer home of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, has just dropped its price again. The former Bouvier estate on Further Lane in East Hampton debuted on the market in May for $52 million. That was the price for the house and 11 acres of land. (The house plus seven acres is available separately, as is the four-acre plot containing the tennis court.) The price was cut in June by $5 million, and now again, down to $42 million. The house is now $35 million and the four acre plot is $12 million.
Lasata (which allegedly means “Place of Peace”) was built around 1915 in the Arts and Crafts style. The patriarch of the family that produced such disparate characters as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Little Edie Beale, and Lee Radziwill, was John Vernou Bouvier Jr. (aka “The Major”), a successful lawyer who married an heiress. He purchased Lasata in 1925. Young Jackie spent summers at the house, showing her dogs in East Hampton and jumping ponies, and she loved the place even after it was sold after The Major’s death.
The house, repped by Susan Breitenbach at Corcoran and Carol Nobbs and Eileen Oneill at Elliman, was restored by its current owners when they purchased it 10 years ago, along with its guest house, pool house and garage. They have respected the house’s original Arts and Crafts style using vintage Tiffany lighting and Stickley furniture in the kitchen. The fine old grounds, with rolling green lawns and mature trees including linden, London planes, cork and American elm trees, are a fitting setting for the house.
The house boasts ten bedrooms, ten baths, and two half baths in 8500 square feet. Not enough space? There’s a one-bedroom guest house, two-bedroom poolhouse, and a three car detached garage. The estate is still spectacular, but is not waterfront. It’s sui generis, so it’s hard to say whether anyone will bite at $42 million.
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