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Live like a Bee Gee! Robin Gibb’s former Long Island home hits the market for $12.9million 

A Long Island mansion that once belonged to late Bee Gees star Robin Gibb has hit the market for $12.9million. 

The estate in Lloyd Harbor, New York, is nearly 100 years old, and was designed by famed architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, who also counts Cal Tech among his design projects.

Gibb owned the home during the 1970s before selling it to horticulturist Paula Rice in 1983. Rice spent at least $1 million on the property, including substantial gardening upgrades.

And among the more unusual selling points is a door in the library hidden behind a bookcase which leads to a speakeasy bar, a byproduct of the time the property was built when Prohibition was the law of the land. 

Robin Gibb’s former home in Lloyd Harbor, Long Island has hit the market for $12.9million

The property is on 6.8 acres of land, giving the estate a sense of privacy from any neighbors

The property is on 6.8 acres of land, giving the estate a sense of privacy from any neighbors

There is a library with a secret speakeasy on the first floor and a dedicated home office on the third floor

There is a library with a secret speakeasy on the first floor and a dedicated home office on the third floor 

A door hidden behind a bookcase reveals the speakeasy,  a byproduct of the time the property was built during Prohibition

A door hidden behind a bookcase reveals the speakeasy,  a byproduct of the time the property was built during Prohibition

Almost every room on the property has big windows or doors, peeking out on the beautiful bay and surrounding nature

Almost every room on the property has big windows or doors, peeking out on the beautiful bay and surrounding nature

The estate is being listed for $12.9 million by Sotheby’s International Realty. The property spans 6.8 acres and the main house includes seven full bathrooms and bedrooms, as well as three partial bathrooms.

The current owner of the property has extensively renovated it, but never actually moved in. Modern appliances and a Geothermal HVAC system are in place, as is a sea wall.

A 200ft-deep water dock is included for the waterfront property, which is sometimes known as ‘Kenjockety,’ which is the Native American way of saying ‘Far From Noise.’

There is 500 feet of private beachfront available on the property. 

The estate is nicknamed 'Kenjockety,' which means 'Far From Noise' in Native American

The estate is nicknamed ‘Kenjockety,’ which means ‘Far From Noise’ in Native American

The kitchen has modern appliances, as the most recent owner has updated the property to fit the current times

The kitchen has modern appliances, as the most recent owner has updated the property to fit the current times

The estate is three stories tall, consisting of seven full bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and three partial baths

The estate is three stories tall, consisting of seven full bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and three partial baths

The property was built in 1926 and is full of both classic and modern charm and amenities

The property was built in 1926 and is full of both classic and modern charm and amenities

At the end of the main hallway in the house are a set of French doors, which open up to views of the Oyster Bay

At the end of the main hallway in the house are a set of French doors, which open up to views of the Oyster Bay

One of the primary features of the property is a private deep water dock, which provides private access to the bay

One of the primary features of the property is a private deep water dock, which provides private access to the bay

The estate comes with 500ft of private waterfront access, making sure nobody will be blocking views of the water

The estate comes with 500ft of private waterfront access, making sure nobody will be blocking views of the water

The property is tucked away from other properties, both the building itself and the access to the waterfront

The property is tucked away from other properties, both the building itself and the access to the waterfront

The main house itself is three stories tall and has many of the styling of a property that is near a century old.

A coat room and powder room flank the entrance, as does a long hallway that leads to French doors overlooking Oyster Bay. 

The living room as mahogany ceilings, while dining room includes a fireplace and more picturesque views of the bay.

There is a garden room located near a pool, as well as a kitchen with two Sub-Zero refrigerators and an entrance specifically for staff. 

Inside the home are modern floors and ornate ceilings and chandeliers, as well as a fireplace and spiral staircase

Inside the home are modern floors and ornate ceilings and chandeliers, as well as a fireplace and spiral staircase

The open floorplan of the kitchen allows for plenty of natural light to filter in while a chef is at work

The open floorplan of the kitchen allows for plenty of natural light to filter in while a chef is at work

The main house has two kitchens, including one on the second floor, and the adjacent cottage also has a galley kitchen

The main house has two kitchens, including one on the second floor, and the adjacent cottage also has a galley kitchen

The dining room is the perfect place to bring families and friends together while gazing out on the bay

The dining room is the perfect place to bring families and friends together while gazing out on the bay

Other amenities include an elevator, a function dumbwaiter, a walk-in safe, and a six-car garage. 

The master bedroom on the second floor has a private terrace that provides more exquisite views of Oyster Bay, as well as a mahogany walk-in closet and heated tile floors in the bathroom, added by the current owner.

A family room is also located on the second floor, which includes two different balconies and an additional kitchen.

One of the frequent visitors to the property when it was first built was Albert Einstein, who had access to great views

One of the frequent visitors to the property when it was first built was Albert Einstein, who had access to great views

Even in the spaces that aren't dedicated rooms, there are places to sit and places to gaze out on to nature

Even in the spaces that aren’t dedicated rooms, there are places to sit and places to gaze out on to nature

The unique garden room gives the best landscapers a chance to play their craft, with a pool right nearby

The unique garden room gives the best landscapers a chance to play their craft, with a pool right nearby

The exquisite property is being listed for $12.9million by Sotheby's, with the current owner having never moved in

The exquisite property is being listed for $12.9million by Sotheby’s, with the current owner having never moved in

A fireplace will keep the whole family warm during the coldest months of winter at the Lloyd Harbor property

A fireplace will keep the whole family warm during the coldest months of winter at the Lloyd Harbor property

On the third floor are more bedrooms, a home office, and a game room.

There is also a separate cottage, which can be utilized by a caretaker of the property. It includes a living room, bedroom, bath, and galley kitchen. 

According to Robb Report, the property was first built as a wedding gift from Arthur H. Fleming to his daughter, Marjorie.

The house was frequented for a time by Albert Einstein.

There are seven full bathrooms and three partial bathrooms, allowing many people to soak in various tubs at once

There are seven full bathrooms and three partial bathrooms, allowing many people to soak in various tubs at once

The third floor includes a game room, where people can enjoy games of billiards and pool, among others

The third floor includes a game room, where people can enjoy games of billiards and pool, among others

The access to the waterfront is second-to-none, with a walkway leading out to the dock on the waterfront

The access to the waterfront is second-to-none, with a walkway leading out to the dock on the waterfront

The standalone tub is a sleek feature that isn't found all too often, but works perfectly with the rest of the property

The standalone tub is a sleek feature that isn’t found all too often, but works perfectly with the rest of the property

Each floor has enough rooms and space to allow new owners to make design edits as they please

Each floor has enough rooms and space to allow new owners to make design edits as they please

The property was first built as a wedding gift from Arthur H. Fleming to his daughter, Marjorie

The property was first built as a wedding gift from Arthur H. Fleming to his daughter, Marjorie

Robin Gibb was a member of the legendary pop group the Bee Gees, along with brothers Barry and Maurice Gibb. Their hits included ‘Stayin’ Alive’ and ‘How Can You Mend a Broken Heart.’

Robin Gibb passed away in May 2012 at the age of 62 from complications brought on by colorectal cancer. 

Robin Gibb was a member of the legendary pop group the Bee Gees, along with brothers Barry and Maurice Gibb

Robin Gibb was a member of the legendary pop group the Bee Gees, along with brothers Barry and Maurice Gibb

Robin Gibb passed away in May 2012 at the age of 62 from complications brought on by colorectal cancer

Robin Gibb passed away in May 2012 at the age of 62 from complications brought on by colorectal cancer

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