Jackie Kennedy bought a Martha’s Vineyard estate for around $1 million in the 1970s. Now, it’s on the market for $65 million — here’s a look inside the property.

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Red Gate Farm. Christie’s International Real Estate


For $US65 million, you can vacation like a first lady.

The Martha’s Vineyard estate that first lady Jacqueline (Jackie) Kennedy Onassis used as a summer home was put on the market for $US65 million in June 2019 by her daughter Caroline Kennedy. So far, there has been no change to the price.

Jackie purchased the property, which is known as Red Gate Farm, for around $US1 million in the late 1970s. At the time of the purchase, the only building on the estate was the hunting cabin.

In 1981, architect Hugh Newell Jacobson finished designing both the main house and the guest house. In 2000, Caroline Kennedy renovated and expanded the main house with the help of Deborah Berke, dean of the Yale School of Architecture.

Now, the 340-acre estate includes a 6,456-square-foot main house, guest house, hunting cabin, barn, boathouse, storage building, and two garages.

Its amenities include over a mile of private beachfront, a pool, tennis court, exercise studio, vegetable garden, and blueberry patch.

Red Gate Farm is being marketed globally by Christie’s International Real Estate, which is represented locally by Tom LeClair and Gery Conover, agents of LandVest, the exclusive Affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate on Martha’s Vineyard.

Keep reading to take a look inside the estate.


The Martha’s Vineyard estate, Red Gate Farm, spans 340 acres in Aquinnah, Massachusetts.

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Martha’s Vineyard has been known to attract big-name vacationers such as Barack Obama, the Clintons, and Amy Schumer. It’s about two hours away from Cape Cod by car (the route includes a ferry ride).

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis purchased the estate for around $US1 million in the late 1970s.

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At the time of purchase, the only building on the property was the hunting cabin.

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The estate now includes a two-story guest house, two garages, a caretaker’s house, a boat house, a storage building, and a hunting cabin. That’s in addition to the main house.

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The 6,456-square-foot main house has five bedrooms and five bathrooms …

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… and all rooms except for the dining room in the main house overlook the Atlantic Ocean.

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The main house and guest house were designed in 1981 by the famous architect Hugh Newell Jacobson. The guest house adds another four bedrooms and three bathrooms to the estate.

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The living area in the main house. Christie’s International Real Estate

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Amenities include a pool, a tennis court, an exercise studio, a vegetable garden, and a blueberry patch.

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Jackie Kennedy treasured the estate that served as her summer home.

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She even built a treehouse on the property for her grandchildren.

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The estate includes coastal dunes, freshwater ponds, rolling hills, and an array of wildlife. And, if that’s not enough, it has over a mile of private oceanfront.

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After Jackie’s death, her daughter Caroline Kennedy took charge of the preservation of the property.

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In 2000, Caroline Kennedy renovated and expanded the main residence with the help of Deborah Berke, dean of the Yale School of Architecture.

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Caroline Kennedy has now put the estate, which has belonged to the family for 40 years, on the market for $US65 million.

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