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Famed Grey Gardens estate closes for $15.5M

And check out those old photos of the home

Photos courtesy of the Corcoran Group

The historic Grey Gardens estate—made famous by a 1975 documentary with the same name—has officially sold with a final sales price of $15.5 million, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Owner Sally Quinn purchased the property from Big and Little Edie back in 1979 with her late husband, Ben Bradlee. The couple spent $220,000 on the estate itself, and ended up putting almost $600,000 into restoring the structure.

Quinn put the property at 3 West End Road in the Georgica section of East Hampton up for sale earlier this year in February for almost $20 million under Corcoran Group Real Estate agent, Michael Schultz.

There has been no comment on the buyer at this time, though it’s been mentioned that the person plans to preserve the history of the home.

Built in 1897, the 6,000-square-foot home has seven bedrooms and sits on nearly two full acres of land. Features include a swimming pool, a tennis court, and exterior gardens throughout the landscaping.

Below are some photos of what the home looked like before the renovation, courtesy of Sally Quinn:

In October, the estate made headlines when it went into contract, with the most recent asking price being $17,995,000. Just a month later, Quinn hosted an estate sale in which she sold some of Big and Little Edie’s furniture, which the women left behind to Quinn and Bradlee in the sale of the home. The estate sale attracted hundreds of people.

The sale is coming just months after Sally Quinn released her memoir, Finding Magic.

Grey Gardens

3 West End Road, , NY 11937 Visit Website

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, , NY 11937