Video tour: Jackie Kennedy’s childhood summer home on Long Island hits the market


If your wallet is fat enough, history can be yours in East Hampton.

Nicknamed Lasata — a Native American term meaning “place of peace” — the seven-acre childhood summer home of the late Jackie Kennedy Onassis has hit the market for $55 million.

Built in 1917, the 10-bedroom home of the future first lady’s paternal grandparents, John Vernou Bouvier Jr. and Maude Sergeant Bouvier sits on tony Further Lane, just two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean.

The current seller is David Zander, a television, commercial and film producer based in Los Angeles, Mansion Global reported. He purchased the estate from fashion designer Reed Krakoff for $24 million in 2018, the publication indicated.

Below is a video tour of the property, which counts nine bathrooms, four half-baths and includes a two-bedroom guesthouse, a caretaker’s cottage, a heated pool and pool house, a three-car garage and impeccable grounds.

Kennedy Onassis summered throughout her childhood with her family at Lasata, becoming an expert equestrienne while training on horses at the property. The estate is considered one of the most important and attractive estates on the East End.

At 10 years old, then Jacqueline Bouvier was inspired by her retreats to Lasata to write the poem, “Sea Joy.” It is included in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Here is the poem in it’s entirety:

“When I go down by the sandy shore
I can think of nothing I want more
Than to live by the booming blue sea
As the seagulls flutter round about me
I can run about--when the tide is out
With the wind and the sand and the sea all about
And the seagulls are swirling and diving for fish
Oh – to live by the sea is my only wish."

Lasata is listed by Eileen O’Neill of The Corcoran Group and Charles Forsman and Ed Petrie of Compass Real Estate. Zander told Mansion Global that he is selling Lasata because he doesn’t spend enough time there; since purchasing the home, he has spent about a month in total there.

“The estate was meticulously restored in 2007 and again in 2019 all while keeping the integrity of this very private property,” the listing reads at Corcoran. “You can hear the ocean waves from the eight-bedroom main house.”

Here’s a second video tour of the home, with a more in-depth view of the home’s interior.

This one was also posted by Compass Real Estate.

Married to President Kennedy for just over eight years, Kennedy Onassis was the nation’s first lady from 1960-1963. A fashion and cultural icon, she died in 1994.

Top photos: 121 Further Lane in East Hampton (Compass), Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (AP Photo).