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Inside Jackie O.'s Martha's Vineyard Estate

The 340-acre oceanfront property, known as Red Gate Farm, is listed for $65 million.
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The stunning Martha's Vineyard estate that Jackie Kennedy Onassis called home is currently for sale for $65 million, and the late first lady's daughter, Caroline Kennedy, is overseeing the listing.

Jackie purchased the 340-acre oceanfront property, known as Red Gate Farm, in 1979. The main residence—a 6,456-square-foot cedar-shingled-style property—includes five en-suite bedrooms, and two powder rooms, as well as a chef’s kitchen. The two-story guest house features four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Plus, there's a pool and tennis court.

“Forty years ago, my mother fell in love with Martha’s Vineyard," Caroline said, when asked about her mother's home.

"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.”

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Take a tour of the breathtaking home below.

Jackie Kennedy purchased the 340-acre property in 1979.


Hugh Newell Jacobsen designed the main Cape Cod-style residence. Bunny Mellon, who designed the White House Rose Garden during Jackie's time as the first lady, is responsible for the property's beautiful landscaping.

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Here's a view of the home's rear exterior.


Following the updates that were executed by designer Hugh Newell Jacobsen in 1981, Caroline Kennedy enlisted Deborah Berke, Dean of the Yale School of Architecture, to renovate the home in 2000. 

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It's situated at the edge of Squibnocket Pond and has more than a mile of Atlantic Ocean beachfront.


The main level features several inviting spaces, including a sitting room, living room, and family room.


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The serene grounds, which include a pool, are fit for entertaining.


A closer view of the pool area.


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It also has several decks with views of the dunes.

The cedar-shingled main residence is 6,456 square feet.


The separate two-story guest house is complete with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a kitchen, living room, and laundry area.

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Plus, there are two garages, a caretaker's house, a boathouse, and storage space.


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.

*This article originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

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*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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