Mark Your Calendar—Grey Gardens Is Having an Estate Sale
Including Big and Little Edie’s brass beds.
If you’ve ever seen the 1975 documentary Grey Gardens directed by Albert and David Maysles (or watched the 2009 remake starring Drew Barrymore), then you likely already know the cult following this iconic East Hampton estate has garnered. While owned by Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale and Edith Bouvier Beale—a reclusive upper-class mother-daughter duo who also happens to be related to Jackie Kennedy—the magnificent estate fell into disrepair.
When the house was sold to author Sally Quinn and her late husband Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee in 1979, they renovated the property, returning all nine bedrooms, eight baths, tennis court, heated pool, and iconic garden back to its former glory. The couple bought the home as-is for $220,000, including the antiques stored within the dilapidated house, Architectural Digest reports.
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Last month, Sally Quinn reportedly sold the home to a buyer whose name hasn’t been disclosed yet, and the restored furniture from the house will be sold in an estate sale scheduled for November 17-19th, according to Town & Country. Susan Wexler and her service, Behind the Hedgerows, will be staging the sale on the historic estate, giving shoppers a unique peek at the property. Some of the most coveted pieces for sale include twin brass beds that were found in the house (unfortunately, not the ones shown in the 1975 documentary), American flags featured in one of the film's most iconic scenes, and a ladder-back chair from the film. Brass lamps, desks, mirrors, and embroidered pillowcases will also be sold.