This house used to belong to Oleg Cassini, who designed much of Jacqueline Kennedy's White House wardrobe, and whose signature A-line, sheath and empire-style dresses were copied throughout the 1960s. His brother Igor was also famous, writing the syndicated Cholly Knickerbocker gossip column and coining the term "jet set."
It's an old-school summer home, built in 1902 with Arts and Crafts details such as the beamed great room ceiling and inglenook fireplace. (The house is crying out for redecoration and renovation, frankly. Those traditional florals aren't doing the Arts and Crafts style any favors.) The house is spacious, with 5900sf and six bedrooms and 6.5 baths, and there's an old-fashioned screened porch and seven fireplaces. Outside, on 3.8 acres, there's a pool and tennis court, and a right-of-way to a dock on Quantuck Bay. Is the price reasonable? The property is unique, with a larger plot than most in the area, but it is not waterfront.
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