For those of you that don’t know the story behind Grey Gardens, it was a home in a wealthy East Hamptons neighborhood. Once a glamorous and life-filled home, it descended into horrid condition, and caused a bit of a scandal when it was revealed that the residents were related to Jackie O.
The EastÂ Hampton’sÂ home was eventually sold to Bill Bradley of the Washington Post, who renovated it extensively (the sale agreement forbid its demolition). While I have no idea if the home in the above picture is filled with two old ladies, dozens of cats, and/or decades worth of garbage, from the outside it certainly does seem to qualify as a dilapidated home in serious need of money and love.
This home happens to be in the Inner Sunset neighborhood, but I run across homes like this throughout the city on a pretty regular basis when touring or showing property to clients.
I’m thinking of making this a regular website feature, so I’d love your input about homes in your neighborhood (or homes anywhere in San Francisco) that qualify as “Grey Garden” homes.
While I don’t have the resources to film a documentary about each possible property or to hire Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange to re-enact the crazy squalor, I can at least get a few photos and write about it here on jacksonfuller.
And while I know there is entertainment value in seeing seriously dilapidated homes, if you happen to know of a senior citizen in need or counseling or other care, there are a variety of options available to San Francisco residents and I’m happy to do my best to connect a needy senior homeowner with resources that will enhance their quality of life or otherwise improve their living situation.