Legendary Kilkare Former Guesthouse Turned Hamptons Mansion Asks $37M
The former guesthouse of the legendary Kilkare estate is up for sale, however, it is entirely rebuilt and far more lavish. Now an impressive Hamptons mansion in its own right listed for $37 million, the shingle-style home could actually sell for more than Kilkare itself, which just changed hands for $24.3 million.
Lawyer Michael Kennedy and his wife Eleanora owned Kilkare and its original guesthouse for decades, only selling the guesthouse parcel in the 2000s. Throughout the ’80s and ’90s, the duo hosted a handful of elites at the estate, including novelist Kurt Vonnegut and President Donald Trump, giving both properties celebrity street cred.
The current seller is the one who purchased the property from the Kennedys and created this beautiful rivaling estate with the visionary architects at Shope Reno Wharton and expert builders at Ben Krupinski Builder. Made of six bedrooms, five bathrooms, and one powder room, the charming abode sits on two acres of waterfront land. Entering the traditional-looking home, the interiors take on a more beachy feel with wood beaming and natural oak flooring throughout. The main entertaining area includes space for relaxing and dining and is connected to a spacious kitchen. French sliding doors open up to the outdoor deck for a perfect beachfront lifestyle. On the second level, the master suite creates a luxurious retreat with a full spa and his and her vanities. It also has a private deck.
Located in Wainscott’s Georgica Association, a gated community with 24/7 security, the home is ideal for high profile buyers looking to spend summers in privacy, but with social activities including tennis and sailing.