“Kenjockety,” a 6.8-acre, waterfront estate previously owned by Robin Gibb, who was a member of the musical group The Bee Gees in the ‘60s and ‘70s, is listed for sale at 31 Mallard Dr. in Lloyd Harbor.
This brick home sits high above the beach and was presumably Gibb’s place to get away from the musical spotlight — “kenjockety” is a Native American term meaning “far from noise.” He owned the home in the ‘80s and allegedly bleached the floors and painted the walls white, according to a Newsday article from 2011. Gibb died in 2012, and the house has since been renovated.
Built in 1926, the historic mansion is quite a sight, inside and out. Famed architect Bertram G.Goodhue built it “to last for years,” according to the listing. The home’s main feature is its panels of floor to ceiling windows that let sunlight fall gracefully into every room, as well as offering serene views of the water.
There is a tall gate at the front of the estate’s driveway. Facing the water, there’s a long, wooden staircase leading down to the beach and a private pier.
Elegance abounds throughout the home’s large entrance, formal dining rooms, bathrooms, and guest quarters. The uniform dark brown and white color scheme continues throughout the home, giving it a refined and clean look.
The house has a total of seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and three half-bathrooms — plus, an elevator and cathedral ceilings. The home’s eat-in kitchen has granite countertops and all new appliances. There are several additional rooms that could be used for game rooms or offices. The property also includes a newly renovated, one-bedroom cottage with a kitchen, bathroom, and living room.
The asking price is $12.9 million, not including the annual property tax of $94,704.
The real estate agents listed for the property are Bonnie Williamson and Lauryn Koke, of Daniel Gale Agency Inc., who can be reached at 631-427-6600.
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