Tour Jean Kennedy Smith's home – the East River duplex JFK’s sister owned is on the market
Jean Kennedy Smith lived in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Manhattan – look inside this shrine to 1920s glamor
The former duplex of JFK’s youngest sister is on the market, with an asking price of $6.4 million.
Jean Kennedy Smith, who passed away last June, was a diplomat, author, and peace advocate. According to The New York Times, Jean moved into the home, in one of New York's most prestigious neighborhoods, in 1998, after retiring from her diplomatic duties.
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The home combines the 6th and 7th floors of an opulent 14-story building that was built in 1928. Both the interior and the exterior of this historic property showcase its sophisticated heritage – through its five Juliette balconies, a windowed staircase, and an ornate wood-paneled library. There are also three authentic wood-burning fireplaces dotted around the home.
The duplex has an eat-in chef’s kitchen, along with four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and a further two bedrooms, two bathrooms in an adjoining apartment. There is also plenty of room to store your goods from Fifth Avenue in the three walk-in closets and additional dressing room area.
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The top floor also boasts a separate sitting room and kitchen, that will accommodate your guests when they awake in the city that never sleeps.
The renowned grandeur of New York is framed by the floor-to-ceiling windows, which showcase the most fashionable neighborhood in the city along the East River.
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This timeless design is the product of the celebrated Sicilian American architect, Rosario Candela, who left his charismatic signature on some of New York’s most fashionable properties, such as this at 4 Sutton Place, amid the boom of the 1920s.
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The duplex is only a short hop from the exclusive eateries of Lexington Ave, which are best enjoyed after a Saturday morning indulging in the neighborhood’s vibrant cultural scene at The Museum of Modern Art.
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Paul Kolbusz, Melissa Sargeantson, and Markus Buchmeier of The Corcoran Group hold the listing.
Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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