Today, February 8, 2017, the famous mansion Grey Gardens is listed for sale for a price of approximately $20 Million dollars. Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale purchased Grey Gardens on December 20th, 1923 from Robert C. Hill who purchased the home in 1913. Grey Gardens was a very special seaside retreat for Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale and her family. The house was sold by her daughter Little Edie, to Sally Quinn and Ben Bradlee in 1979.
The 14-room Grey Gardens home is located on West End Road in East Hampton, Long Island and is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the Hamptons, renowned as the East Hampton Estate Area.
Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale sold part of the property for $11,000.00 in spite of her father's advice against it in order to keep up financially.
Little Edie enjoyed their weekend excursions to Grey Gardens as a youth, and wrote about it in her diary, "I Only Mark The Hours That Shine ~Little Edie's Diary, 1929". She loved Georgica Beach which was a short distance from the house and enjoyed visits to the Maidstone Club and Devon Yacht Club where she entered in tennis matches and swimming competitions.
After Little Edie's mother passed away, she decided to sell the house. The original listing price was $500,000.00 and eventually accepted the offer from Sally Quinn for $220,000.00. She was so pleased to know that Sally had promised to restore rather than tear down, so the legacy would remain long after Edie's death in 2002.