Legendary Long Island Home Once Owned by a Bee Gee Asks $12.9M
An almost 100-year-old Long Island home with a long legacy, as well as a long list of amenities, has hit the market. This Lloyd Harbor estate, ideally situated on the Sound and reminiscent of Gatsby’s waterfront address, isn’t what comes to mind when thinking of disco. However, it was once owned by an icon of the genre, Bee Gee Robin Gibb. With ivy crawling up the brick exteriors, cross-cut on occasion by wooden beams, the stately sprawl asks $12.9 million.
Known as “Kenjockety”, a Native American word that translates to “Far from Noise”, the estate was built in 1926 by Caltech benefactor Arthur H. Fleming. A wedding gift for his daughter, Marjorie, upon her becoming Mrs. Wilton Lloyd-Smith, the home played host many-a-time to close friend Albert Einstein during her time with the deed. Architect Bertrum Grosvenor Goodhue, also responsible for The Cathedral at West Point as well as Caltech in California, designed the manse. It has an understated regality that has stood the test of time.
From Marjorie, the 6.8-acre home went first to industrialist and President of Lanvin Perfumes Edward Cournant. Years later, its prestige got a new cool-factor, ‘Stayin’ Alive’ with Gibb as the fourth owner. Drawing all of these people to the property in part is the 500 feet of private beachfront, 200-foot deep water dock, and many grand spaces. Across the main house and idyllic cottage, there are seven bedrooms, seven baths, and three half baths in total.
Bonnie Williamson and Lauryn Koke of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty hold the historic, 6.8-acre listing.