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Jacqueline Onassis' childhood apartment sells for $34 million (Gallery)

Though recently remodeled to better display the previous owner's art collection, many vintage features from the time the Bouvier family lived in the apartment were kept intact.

A 12-room apartment on Manhattan's famed Park Avenue has just sold for $34 million. The pedigreed pad, as it turns out, was the childhood home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis whose grandfather was behind the construction of 740 Park Avenue in 1929.

James T. Lee, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' grandfather, was a prolific NYC developer, and gifted a residence on the sixth and seventh floors to his daughter Janet and her husband John V. Bouvier.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis lived there with her parents, and her sister Lee, between the ages of two to seven.

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The art-filled interiors of the apartment were recently updated by Fox-Nahem. Listing details show the 2042 square metre residence includes four bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms plus a staff wing behind the kitchen with two tiny bedrooms and another bathroom. 

Guests first enter the apartment through a large marble gallery with a sweeping staircase and the first sampling of a significant art collection, which includes Andy Warhol, John Baldessari, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, and Edward Ruscha.

In addition to this Park Avenue condo, Jackie O spent her childhood summers at an East Hampton estate that was owned by her other grandfather, John Vernou Bouvier Jr.

It's currently on the market for $47.5 million. Outside of NYC, she lived in the Washington, D.C. suburb of McLean, Virginia at the Merrywood Estate, also currently for sale for $68 million.

The formal living room is over 12 metres long, with four over-sized windows looking out to Park Avenue and a bespoke all-bronze bar at one end.

The formal dining room is 51 square metres, with a decorative fireplace at one end.

One side of the dining room has been set up to do double-duty as a small sitting room.

The paneled library provides a more intimate space with built-in bookcases on either side of a fireplace.

Behind the dining room, the roomy eat-in kitchen was designed by St. Charles of New York.

The kitchen has a hexagonal mosaic tile floor, and an upscale-utilitarian combination of stainless steel and marble surfaces.

Along with the master suite, the apartment has three family bedrooms, each with an en suite bath.

Each of the three smaller bedrooms measures about 18 square metres.

The master suite overlooks Park Avenue and comes complete with two marble bathrooms, two dressing rooms, and two offices.

This is the "his" bathroom in the master suite.

Floorplan for 740 Park Avenue.

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