Christies Real Estate Magazine



HOUSE OF HER DREAMS Purchased by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis as a refuge for her family, Red Gate Farm is a true legacy estate

“When she found Red Gate Farm, it was a perfect expression of her romantic and adventurous spirit.” As Caroline Kennedy describes her mother’s magnetic pull to this remarkable Martha’s Vineyard property, she also reminds us of the style, elegance, and impeccable good taste of one of the most famous women of the 20th century. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis purchased Red Gate Farm, on the west coast of this island off the coast of Cape Cod, in 1979, when it was nothing but “dunes and ponds and rolling hills” and a single old hunting lodge. What she created, and what stands today, is an exquisitely tasteful, of-its-place, genuine family home. A place for retreating to the nature she so adored, for entertaining family and friends, and for sharing those dunes and ponds and rolling hills.

Now in the care of Caroline Kennedy and her family, Red Gate Farm was renovated and extended in 2000, retaining her mother’s original vision while updating the property for the 21st century. “Timelessly elegant, serenely private, and understated— much like Mrs. Onassis herself,” says Dan Conn, CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate when asked to sum up the property. Qualities that are felt throughout the 6,456-square-foot (600 sq m) cedar-shingled main home, where just about every room has views over the Atlantic Ocean. Where waves crash along a mile (1.6 km) of private beachfront. Where the private four-bedroom guesthouse is a short and leafy stroll to the blueberry patch. And where the fairy treehouse Mrs. Onassis had built for her grandchildren feels like it’s always been there.

Offered at $65,000,000 Contacts

Gerret Conover LandVest, Inc. +1 508 627 3757 Kathleen Coumou Christie’s International Real Estate +1 212 468 7140

Singular residence: Red Gate Farm’s grounds, which offer a biodiverse environment for butterflies, birds, and native deer, include an inviting swimming pool. The elegant family room ( top left ).

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