After being first lady and JFK’s tragic death in 1963 and her second husband, Aristotle Onassis, died in 1975, Jackie Kennedy Onassis did something she had never done before.
In 1979, on her own, she bought 340 idyllic oceanfront acres in Aquinnah on Martha’s Vineyard. She then commissioned architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen to design her house and named it Red Gate Farm. It was where she could be surrounded in nature that she found both healing and regenerative.
Since Jackie’s death in 1994 and the death of her son, John, in 1999 (not much more than a mile from the farm), her daughter, Carolyn, and her husband, Edwin Schlossberg, enlarged and renovated the house. After years of enjoying it with their growing family, Carolyn has put it on the market priced at $65 million.
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