Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb perform in 1970.
"How Deep Is Your Love" for the Bee Gees? Is it strong enough to spend $12.9 million on a Long Island mansion in Oyster Bay?
According to a report by the New York Post, the recently-listed 7-bedroom, 3.5-bath home belonged to late singer Robin Gibb for a short period of time in the ‘80s.
Lovingly nicknamed “Kenjockety,” a Native American phrase meaning “far from noise,” the Lloyd Harbor home was built in 1926 and desighned by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, the architect behind St. Bart’s church on Park Avenue in midtown Manhattan, marking the home as historical in more ways than one.
The kitchen and family area overlooks Oyster Bay and casts tons of natural light into the space. The formal dining room, formal living room and master suite are marked by rich wood doors and flooring, a nice contrast to the stark white walls.
The house includes radiant-heated floors in the foyer and a “Winter Garden” room that overlooks the gardens and the bay. A wood-paneled library, sweeping staircase, private dock and gazebo complete the beautiful 94-year-old home. Situated on a seven-acre lot, the property's exterior features a one-bedroom cottage as well as a built-in pool and private beachfront.
Gibb was one of three members of the iconic ‘70s band, alongside his fraternal twin Maurice and older brother Barry. The Bee Gees were disco icons with iconic hits from “Stayin’ Alive” to “Night Fever” and "You Should Be Dancing." He passed away in 2012 following complications with cancer.
According to The Post, this isn’t the first time the home has been on the market. After being listed for $9.95 million in 2016, the price jumped to $12.9 million during the course of a year. it's been on and off the market.
Bonnie Williamson and Lauryn Koke of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty have the listing for this home. Read more about the listing and see pictures of the former Gibb-estate via the New York Post.
Photography by: Michael Ochs Archives