President’s Day Weekend is upon us, which celebrates the United States presidents throughout history. So we’re mapping Hamptons homes that have had presidential connections—from the Clinton family rental homes to the historic Grey Gardens estate in East Hampton.Read More
Hamptons homes with presidential connections, mapped
These homes are quite presidential
Gardiners Island: The Tylers
Our 10th president, John Tyler, was married to Julia Gardiner, an East Hampton native who was born on a private island with her namesake. The 3,000-acre island has been considered to be “the most expensive private real estate on the planet,” and it’s the only United State property that succeeds a royal grant from the English Crown, according to Hamptons Beach House.
20 Union Street, Sag Harbor: Chester A. Arther
This Sag Harbor home was the Summer White House of 21st president, Chester A. Arthur. The house is actually currently on the market for $13.5 million.
Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay: The Roosevelts
Although Oyster Bay isn’t technically considered a part of the Hamptons, we figured we would include the 26th president’s home. Theodore Roosevelt’s Long Island estate was his residence until his death in 1919, and is now the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, which includes the Theodore Roosevelt Museum.
Grey Gardens: The Kennedys
The famous Grey Gardens estate—which sold at the end of 2017 for $15 million—has ties to Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale were the aunt and first cousin, respectively, to Onassis, and lived at the estate that became famous after a 1975 documentary.
Lasata, East Hampton: The Kennedys
Lasata—a Native American name for “Place of Peace”—located on Further Lane in East Hampton was the summer home of former first lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis. She spent summers at the 8,500-square-foot home, which sold as two separate parcels about a year ago.
Lily Pond House, East Hampton: The Clintons
Hillary and Bill Clinton—the only couple in U.S. history who each made it to the final round of a presidential race—rented the oceanfront Lily Pond house back in 2011 and 2012. The home was in contract for nearly two years before it finally closed last summer for $29 million.
44 Broadview Road, Amagansett: The Clintons
Aside from the Lily Pond house in East Hampton, the Clintons have also rented this Amagansett home. Built in 2007, the 5,000-square-foot home has six bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms on 1.4 acres of land.
484 First Neck Lane, Southampton: The Bidens
Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, reportedly stayed at David Bohnett’s Southampton estate on First Neck Lane in previous summers. The Bidens have also vacationed at the Southampton Inn on Hill Street.