East Hampton's Grey Gardens Sells for $15.5 Million

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East Hampton's Grey Gardens Sells for $15.5 Million

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Journalist Sally Quinn has sold Grey Gardens, the East Hampton, N.Y., mansion immortalized by a documentary and an HBO movie.

Journalist Sally Quinn has sold Grey Gardens, the East Hampton, N.Y., mansion immortalized by a documentary and an HBO movie.


Photo:

The Corcoran Group

Grey Gardens, the East Hampton, N.Y., mansion immortalized by a documentary and an HBO movie, has sold for $15.5 million, according to the listing agency.

Built in 1897, the 6,000-square-foot, 12-room house on Georgica Pond was previously owned by

“Little Edie” Beale,

first cousin of

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Ms. Beale and her mother were depicted in a 1975 documentary as two reclusive, formerly upper class women living in poverty. It later inspired the HBO movie starring

Jessica Lange

and

Drew Barrymore,

as well as a Broadway musical.

The seller was journalist

Sally Quinn,

who owned the property with her late husband

Ben Bradlee,

the longtime executive editor of the Washington Post. Ms. Quinn recently released a memoir, entitled “Finding Magic,” about her relationship with the property.

On 1.7 acres with a tennis court and a swimming pool, the home was listed for sale in February for close to $20 million, according to a spokeswoman for Corcoran. Ms. Quinn and Mr. Bradlee bought the shingle-style property for $220,000 in 1979 and restored it. It served as the summer home for the couple and their son Quinn until Mr. Bradlee died in 2014 at the age of 93.

“This is a bittersweet moment for me, but I feel grateful that the new owners will cherish the house as much as Ben, Quinn and I did, and that their time there will be as magical as ours was,” said Ms. Quinn in a statement.

The listing agent,

Michael Schultz

of the Corcoran Group, declined to comment on the buyers, identifying them only as a couple who loved the house and who plan on restoring it.

The contents of the property were sold last month at a three-day estate sale, according to a spokeswoman at Corcoran.

Write to Katherine Clarke at katherine.clarke@wsj.com

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