Famous 'Grey Gardens' home hits the market for $19.95 million


The gorgeous gray-shingled mansion at 3 West End Road, East Hampton, better known as Grey Gardens, has hit the market for $19.95 million.

The home, previously occupied by Jackie Kennedy relatives "Big Edie" and "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale, was made famous in the 1975 documentary film, "Grey Gardens," which uncovered the pair's shocking living conditions.

Plagued by limited funds, the mother and daughter retreated into isolation and resided for decades in the once-handsome home that fell into a state of disrepair and decay, infested by fleas, inhabited by numerous cats and raccoons, deprived of running water and filled with garbage. Health inspectors even reported spotting human waste in the upstairs bedrooms.

Click through to see the home's incredible transformation:

"Little Edie" sold the house in 1979 after her mother's death for $220,000 ($726,000 today) to current owners Sally Quinn and Ben Bradlee, who restored the dilapidated home, maintaining the original gray shingle color -- a Hamptons signature.

Despite keeping the original structure of the home, there is hardly any trace of the mansion's former condition.

Featuring seven bedrooms and six and a half baths, the home oozes grandeur with tasteful touches that invoke its storied history, like warm hardwood floors, a terracotta-tiled sunroom and Tudor-style diamond-paned bay windows.

In addition to a Har-Tru tennis court and heated swimming pool, a quaint stucco cottage sits on the property's lush (yet manicured) two-acre grounds.