Couldn’t Swing Lasata? Live Where Jackie Rode Her Horse Instead!


We know. You love Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. You wanted to buy Lasata, but it was just too much money. Well, have we got a great option for you. One word: STERN’S!

Yes! The former location of Stern’s department store is (still) for sale and it just so happens that it is also the former location of the East Hampton Riding Academy, where a young Miss Bouvier rode and boarded her horse Buttercup.

All photos courtesy Douglas Elliman

Not enough history, you say? Well, it was also once a Gertz. A&P wanted to open on the site, 350 Pantigo Lane in East Hampton, but gave up due to local opposition.

The land is zoned A Residential, which does mean that limited light business use is possible. (We so need a Trader Joe’s out here, but we are resigned to it never happening.) Other ideas include affordable housing, a four-home subdivision, or one big estate. May we suggest Bouvier Acres for a name? Stern’s Meadow? Casa Gertz? (You’re welcome.) Look, here’s a sample rendering! Just slightly Photoshopped!


There’s just over 4 acres available for a mere $5 million, represented by Benjamin Dixon and Matthew Mackay of Douglas Elliman. Claiming that you found Buttercup’s horseshoe during construction? Priceless.

For more, click here. 350 Pantigo Lane, East Hampton