A LUSCIOUS LIFE: Rachel “Bunny” Mellon – Part 2

Art patron and gardener Bunny Mellon

HOUSES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS: More photos from the international properties belonging to American philanthropist, landscape gardener and art patron, Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, who died this month…

 

See PART 1 here, which includes:

 

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FAMOUS FOLK AT HOME: A look at Rachel "Bunny" Mellon’s garden in Virginia

Inside Bunny Mellon’s Oak Spring Farms estate by Jonathan Becker
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FAMOUS FOLK AT HOME: Bunny Mellon's former home in New York

The custom-built home of Paul and Bunny Mellon at 125 East 70th Street
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ARCHITECTURE: The Carriage House, formerly owned by the Mellon family in NY

A second smaller house once owned by the Mellon family, also on East 70th Street, at 165 E70th

 

 

 

Billionaire philanthropist Paul Mellon

Philanthropist Paul Mellon with two of his horses 

 

Bunny Mellon photos

Rachel “Bunny” Lowe Lambert Lloyd Mellon

 

 

Antigua

The 5-bedroom Antigua estate in the West Indies overlooking Half Moon Bay is on 27 acres and has been owned by the Mellon family since the 1950s, includes two masters suites, a library, wine cellar, greenhouse, manicured garden, vegetable gardens and citrus orchard.

Other famous folk who’ve spent time in Antigua include Giorgio Armani, Oprah Winfrey, Eric Clapton, Timothy Dalton and Richard Branson.

 

Antigua map

Antigua house of Bunny Mellon - map

Antigua house of Bunny Mellon - aerial map

 

Done in a classic British Colonial style, the secure property also includes guest and staff cottages, poolhouse, and multiple outbuildings.

 

The Antigua summer house of billionaires Paul Mellon and his wife Rachel Lambert Mellon

 

It is currently for sale for $11.5 million – see the listing here.

 

Scroll through the photo gallery here:

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Cape Cod

Bunny Mellon’s 26-acre property at 17 Indian Trail, Osterville, Massachusetts – one town over from the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port – has over 1000 feet of continuous shoreline. It was purchased by Paul and Bunny Mellon in the 1940s.

There are views of the Seapuit River and Nantucket Sound.

 

CAPE COD: Bunny Mellon family property

Bunny and Paul Mellon Cape Cod waterfont home - map

 

The 7000-square-foot, eight-bedroom main house, also contains a beach shack, artist’s studio, greenhouses, pool, tennis court, formal gardens, and dock, as well as guest and staff accommodation.

 

AERIAL MAP 17 Indian Trail Osterville Cape Cod - former Mellon property

 

It was sold for $19.5 million to businessman and maritime collector, Bill Koch in 2013, down from $28.7 million. It was offered in smaller parcels of land, or the whole lot – he bought the lot. See the original listing here.

 

Mellon family Cape Code estate

 

 

Scroll through the photo gallery here:

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Washington DC

Paul and Bunny Mellon had a 8-bed, 9-bath property at 3055 Whitehaven Street in Washington DC, or possibly even two – one to live in, and the other, next door, to house and display part of their extensive art collection – Paul Mellon was the primary benefactor of Washington’s National Gallery of Art.

 

Overview map of Bunny Mellon home in Washington DC

MAP of 3055 Whitehaven Street NW Washington DC - former Mellon house

MAP 3055 Whitehaven Street NW Washington DC

 

No. 3055 was sold in 2001 for $5 million to Wayne and Lea Berman. Wayne was Assistant Secretary of Commerce in the Bush Administration and is currently a Washington lobbyist, and Lea worked as Laura Bush’s social secretary.

Apparently it’s back on the market for either $13.7 or $20 million, depending on what you read.

 

Washington DC home to Paul and Bunny Mellon

 

The 12,000 square-foot, 6-8 bedroom residence was built in 1930 in the Palladian style on a beautifully landscaped lot of over 13,000 square-feet.

As well as all the usual amenities, it includes a kitchen with butler’s pantry, walk-in linen and silver storage closet, and luggage room. Of course.

 

Washington DC - former house of Paul and Bunny Mellon

 

Designed by Washington architect Nathan C. Wyeth, both homes overlook Sir Edwin Lutyen-designed British Embassy, and its famed gardens. The security-obsessed area is popular with embassies and houses of Washington’s elite, including Hillary Clinton.

 

Scroll through the photo gallery here:

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Paris, France and Nantucket, Massachusetts

The Mellons also owned at least two properties in Paris, France, as well as on the island of Nantucket.

Apparently, the Mellon family’s Nantucket holdings are (or were) considerable, and Bunny Mellon was thought to be the island’s largest single landowner. At one point, 50 acres of pasture off New South Road was donated to the Nantucket Conservation Foundation.

 

Nantucket map - overview

 Nantucket map

 

 

 

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See PART 1 of our Bunny Mellon coverage here 

 

 

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Cheers, Natasha
www.myLusciousLife.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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