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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Still looking for a summer rental?

Fancy a historically relevant late summer holiday? The former Grey Gardens is available from August 28th to Labor Day for $30,000. The six-bedroom East Hampton house is now owned by former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and his wife, journalist Sally Quinn. The couple bought the squalid ramshackle property from Little Edie Beale in 1979 and fully restored it. Funny enough, for a house that once held untold numbers of raccoons and cats, the rental listing states no pets are allowed.

The house today.

[New York Magazine]

5 comments:

Decorina said...

I am unable, so far, to get over an obsession with GG. Just. Can't. Do. It.

After reading Joni's post about it though, I really want that diamond paned bubble on the "Eye of the House" gone.

And hey, if I come across an extra $30K, I'm there for the summer.

Debi said...

LOL - when I saw the first picture, I was thinking it would be fun to fix up...looks like they did. Man that is a lot of money!

MYGREYGARDENS said...

From the perspective of having not only the original documentary to go by, but also having known "little" Edie personally, I can say that
the HBO film, starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lang is certainly a perfect tribute to both the original documentary and these two wonderful woman.
I was told right after filming of the HBO film wrapped up in the fall of 2007, that I would be blown away at the last scene, where Edie sings Tea For Two at Reno Sweeny, and I was ! I had supplied the film company with the only recording in existence of Edie singing the tune, only this wasn't from her actual performance at the club, but rather her singing it just for me at one of my many visits to Grey Gardens, more than 30 years ago. Drew sang it exactly, phrase for phrase as I have it on tape. Edie and I actually met that night at Reno Sweeny, and my relationship with Grey Gardens has now spanned over 3 decades. For our complete review, check out our blog at MyGreyGardens.com (HBO film review by Robb Brawn & Lee Arboreen), and be sure to check our Youtube video uploaded 4/18/09 the same day as the HBO film release. Click
GREY GARDENS PROMO to view the video
If you're anywhere near the Philadelphia area, The Philadelphia Theatre company will be presenting Grey Gardens The Musical between May 22nd and June 28th. Check it out here: GREY GARDENS PHILLY

hello gorgeous said...

Who wants to go in on it with me?

MGG: How lucky you are. I will be over for a visit and I happen to live very near Philly. Guess what I will be doing next week?!

Thanks for the info!

erin@designcrisis said...

Crap, I don't even have $30. Looks amazing, though!