Once the home of the Riding Club of East Hampton, New York, the property has buildable potential
A two-story, 275-year-old home in East Hampton, New York that was once home to the Riding Club of East Hampton, where a young Jacqueline Bouvier (later Kennedy Onassis) learned to ride, has almost changed hands for the first time. five decades.
According to Enzo Morabito of listing agents, Don Watson and Douglas Elliman, the property went into contract in May and closed last week for a price of about $1.749 million.
The property originally entered the market in January 2020 for $2.49 million, listing records show.
The house, which was built in 1745 as the “Abraham Baker House”, was purchased by the Riding Club in 1924 and converted into a clubhouse for its members. According to Ms Watson, former First Lady Kennedy Onassis (1929–94) first learned to ride horses on the property.
He said the 0.9-acre property was converted into a private house in 1943. It is one of the few small properties in East Hampton that are allowed to have two houses on one lot.
“It’s a really special home, and I can’t wait to see how the new owner will restore and revitalize it,” she said, adding that the seller, a local family, has owned for nearly five decades.
The final sale price and the identity of the buyer could not be determined as the transaction has not yet appeared on the property’s records.
Currently, the historic home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms with a total living space of 2,000 square feet.
“The aesthetic of the shingle house is synonymous with what we think of today as the classic Hampton style. But for me, the shingle roof is everything,” said Ms. Watson.
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“Other things that really speak to the time and architectural significance of the house are the two fireplaces around which the house is anchored, the original wide-plank pumpkin pine floors and some seriously old glass that still has some windows. I am left,” he added.
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