Rachel ‘Bunny’ Lambert Mellon’s Oyster Harbors Cape Cod estate sold

OSTERVILLE — The Oyster Harbors estate once owned by socialite and horticulturalist Rachel “Bunny” Lambert Mellon, which includes some of the last gardens she designed, has sold for $19 million after four months on the market.

The grounds, with a private dock and sweeping views of Nantucket Sound, hold “almost 50 years of stylistic inspiration and distinctive design from the artful socialite,” said a press release from Robert Paul Properties, whose agent, Zenas Crocker, sold the iconic home in the gated community.

“A family that’s been in the area for a couple of generations purchased the property. As far as we know, their intention is to keep it as the historic property it is and has always been,” Crocker said in a telephone interview Wednesday.