Jackie O’s Former Martha’s Vineyard Getaway
In 1979, Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis purchased a vast area of land called Red Gate Farm for $1 million. The sprawling farm has 340 acres of land in total, including over one mile of private beachfront. Originally used as a sheep farm, the property’s only standing structure was a small hunting cabin which is still standing. The landscaping was redesigned by Onassis’ close friend Rachel Bunny Mellon, who redesigned the White House rose garden in 1962, and renowned architect Hugh Newell Jacobson designed the beautiful 6,400-square-foot Cape Cod that is central to the family estate.
The former First Lady used this property as a summertime retreat for her family during the 1980s. After her passing in 1994, her daughter Caroline inherited the estate continued the tradition with the family until the home was listed for $65 million in 2019. For more views of the historic family home, check out the following photos.