A historic oceanfront Wainscott home known as Kilkare—part of the Georgica Association—has gone on the market under listing agents Frank Newbold and Beate Moore of Sotheby’s International Realty, and the Petrie team over at Compass Real Estate for $55 million, reports the New York Times.
This is only the second time that the home has been on the market in its 140 years. With a $55 million asking price, the property is one of the most expensive in the Hamptons.
Built in 1877, the home has 5,000 square feet of living space, seven bedrooms, and seven and a half bathrooms. The home was built by ship carpenters, which could easily explain why an oceanfront home has been standing so long—even after the hurricane in 1938 that did some serious damage to waterfront properties in the Hamptons.
On 2.8 acres, the home has 330 feet of direct ocean frontage, plus views of Georgica Pond. Interior features include nine fireplaces, pumpkin pine floors, and a whopping 85 windows. Outside, there’s a wraparound porch, wildflower meadow, heated pool, zen meditation garden, and a private walkway to the ocean beach.
Most recently, the home belonged to Eleanora and Michael J. Kennedy. The couple purchased the home in 1975, and Mr. Kennedy died last year. Mr. Kennedy was a criminal trial lawyer who represented Ivana Trump in her divorce from Donald Trump.
The home has made appearances in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Nanny Diaries.
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