Jackie Onassis’ childhood home asking $44 million

The childhood home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed in Manhattan for $44 million.
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The childhood home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is for sale in Manhattan at $44 million.

The recently renovated 1929 duplex retains its traditional architecture but has been updated with modern finishes and a contemporary look.

The 17-story Art Deco building was designed by architects Arthur Loomis Harmon and Rosario Candela, who made a name for himself designing apartments in New York City in the 1920s. Candela’s name is often associated with luxury buildings and coveted addresses. Onassis’ grandfather, James T. Lee, was the builder.

Entertaining space on the main floor includes a living room overlooking Park Avenue with a dining room area. The library has original paneling. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, glass fronted and backed cupboards and a breakfast area.


There is a sweeping staircase, a media room, four fireplaces, four bedrooms, six full bathrooms and a partial bath. The master suite contains two hotel-like marble bathrooms, two dressing rooms and two offices.

The co-op building features a doorman and a gym and elevator.

Onassis was first lady and the wife of 35th President John F. Kennedy in the early ‘60s. Five years after Kennedy’s assassination in 1963 she married shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis. The philanthropist, book editor and fashion icon died in 1994 at 64.

The listing agents are Serena Boardman, Jeremy V. Stein and Robin Stein of Sotheby’s International Realty.

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