For Sale: Red Gate Farm
If you’ve got $65 Million lying around, you could buy a piece of history. Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg is selling her 340 acre oceanfront property Red Gate Farm on Martha’s Vineyard which was purchased by her mother Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in 1979. At that time, the only building on the property was a small hunting lodge which still remains. It was the first place that Jackie got to to call her own and she hired architect Hugh Newell Jacobson to design a classic Cape Cod-style main house and a two-story guest house, which were completed in 1981. She called on her dear friend Bunny Mellon to design the landscapes. In 2000, Caroline Kennedy “commissioned Deborah Berke, dean of the Yale School of Architecture, to renovate and expand the main residence, retaining its understated, timeless elegance.”
“Forty years ago, my mother fell in love with Martha’s Vineyard. When she found Red Gate Farm, it was a perfect expression of her romantic and adventurous spirit. The dunes and ponds and rolling hills of Aquinnah gave her the chance to create a world where she could be so close to nature, close to her family and friends, and, most importantly, close to her beloved books. She even built a fairy treehouse for her grandchildren. Those grandchildren are grown so now it is time for us to follow my mother’s example and create our own worlds. We hope that a new family will treasure this place as we have for three generations.”– Caroline Kennedy
The price seems a bit steep even for this New Yorker but I guess it would be perfect for a celebrity looking for privacy or a large family who wants to go in on the property and build more cottages to create a family summer compound. Can’t wait to see who buys Red Gate Farm.