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Robin Gibb's house – the exceptional former home of the late Bee Gee goes on sale for $12.9m

This magnificent waterfront property, once Robin Gibb's house, boasts 500ft of private beachfront real estate...

Robin Gibb's house
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A remarkable property that was once Robin Gibb's house has gone on the market for $12,900,000.

The house is called Kenjockety' (Native American for 'Far from Noise'), and sits on six acres of land with 500ft of waterfront land and a 200ft deep water dock.

It's situated in the wealthy area of Lloyd Harbour in Long Island, around an hour's drive from Manhattan.

Robin Gibb's house

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Robin was one third of The Bee Gees, whose record sales are estimated in excess of 200 million, and sang alongside his twin brother Maurice and older brother Barry Gibb. He passed away in May 2012 following a battle with cancer.

The singer owned the property in the 1980s, and presumably used it as a retreat to relax away from the spotlight.

Robin Gibb's house

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The mansion boasts seven bedrooms, and seven bathrooms, and even has an elevator for added A-list allure.

The rooms are expansive and offer soothing views out over the water; there's direct access down rustic wooden steps to the beachfront and dock.

Robin Gibb's house

(Image credit: Tyler Sands for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty)

The vast dining room has the benefit of the vista, and also features sophisticated chandeliers.

Robin Gibb's house

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The kitchen has granite countertops, a large sociable kitchen island, and those fantastic views over the Long Island Sound.

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Robin Gibb's house

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The lounge is home to statement Art Deco pendants and  a cosy fireplace for the perfect spot to relax of an evening.

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Robin Gibb's house

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And the bedrooms are equally sumptuous, with all boasting extravagant square footage, while others have open fireplaces.

Robin Gibb's house

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The incredible property was built in 1926 as a wedding gift from Arthur H. Fleming for his daughter, Marjorie (Mrs. Wilton Lloyd Smith). The Flemming’s were very good friends with Albert Einstein, who stayed at the house on a regular basis.

Robin Gibb's house

(Image credit: Tyler Sands for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty)

The architect was Bertrum Grosvenor Goodhue who also designed St. Bartholomew's in New York City, The Cathedral at West Point and Cal Tech in California.

The second owner of the home was Edward Cournant an industrialist and President of Lanvin Perfumes. The fourth owner was Robin Gibb.

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Where did Robin Gibb live?

Robin Gibb and his wife had a main residence in Thame, Oxfordshire. They split their time between their UK home with other properties on the Isle of Man and in Miami, Florida.

Where does Barry Gibb live?

The last surviving member of The Bee Gees, Barry Gibb has lived in Miami since 1974. He has a waterfront mansion in an exclusive country club estate.

Pictures courtesy of Tyler Sands for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.

Ruth Doherty

Ruth Doherty is an interiors writer who has worked for Homes & Gardens and Ideal Home magazines among many others.