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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

Jean Kennedy Smith’s house
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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. 

Jean Kennedy Smith’s house - Library and dining room of Jean Kennedy Smith’s NY home

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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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Jean Kennedy Smith’s house - Bedroom with river view in Jean Kennedy Smith’s NY home

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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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Jean Kennedy Smith’s house - Library of Jean Kennedy Smith’s NY home

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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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Jean Kennedy Smith’s house - Living room in Jean Kennedy Smith’s NY home

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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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View from Jean Kennedy Smith’s NY home

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Paul Kolbusz, Melissa Sargeantson, and Markus Buchmeier of The Corcoran Group hold the listing. 

Megan Slack
Megan Slack

Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc's Homes titles. She has a background in national newspapers in the UK and has experience in fashion and travel journalism, which she previously practised whilst living in Paris and New York City. Her adoration for these fashion capitals means she particularly enjoys writing about upcoming styles and trends for Homes & Gardens. Megan also loves discovering vintage pieces in her spare time, meaning her decor is largely influenced by the beauty of the jazz age.