Fellow ladies with dualistic tendencies and very changeable and unpredictable natures, it looks as if we finally have our summer plans. Grey Gardens, the East Hamptons estate once occupied by the legendary and eccentric mother-daughter duo Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale (Big Edie) and Edith Bouvier Beale (Little Edie) is available for summer rental for a cool $125,000. Sure, it's expensive, but it won't be too bad if we all kick in a couple hundred bucks.
From the listing:
A piece of American folk lore can be yours from now until the end of July when you rent East Hamptons fabled Grey Gardens 2 acre estate with pool and tennis next to Georgica Beach. Originally designed by Joseph Greenleaf Thorpe in 1897, this 6000 Hampton orginal, was totally renovated and restored to its orginally condition with the addition of today's amenities when the current owners rescued it some 30 years ago. With gracious common rooms coupled with enough bedrooms to comfortably house all your special guests, this ode to another era additionally offers heated gunite pool, Har-Tru N/S tennis court and of course the legendary gardens, which are likely to be some of the most beautiful you will ever see. Stroll to Georgica Beach a few hundred yards away or sip something iced in the little stucco cottage hidden within the lush landscape. History can never be truly owned but you can rent a piece of it this year.
What activities should our Grey Gardens summer camp include? Cat wrangling? Flag dancing? Horoscope readings? Only thing for certain is that uniforms include a head scarf and you're required to bring along your mother.