A Long Island property with a unique history is currently on the market for $12.9 million. The 6.8-acre estate previously belonged to the late Bee Gees singer Robin Gibbs, and before that it sometimes played host to none other than Albert Einstein. Businessman Arthur H. Fleming had the house built in 1926 as a wedding gift for his daughter Marjorie; Fleming and Einstein were good friends.
The west-facing property is located in Lloyd Harbor, New York, and has been completely renovated by the current owner, though it maintains original architect Bertram G. Goodhue’s classic design, with a total of seven bedrooms and seven full and three partial bathrooms. A wide cobblestone driveway leads up to the red brick mansion, which boasts cathedral ceilings, marble flooring, and refurbished large fireplaces with handsome carved mantelpieces. A main sitting room overlooking the water has an entire wall of French doors that open out onto a sunny back patio. The kitchen is completely updated, with a white granite-topped center island commanding the space.
Upstairs, the bedrooms have dark wood floors and coffered ceilings brightened by large picture windows. A separate game room/lounge offers up space for a pool table, a sitting area, and even a shuffleboard court, and an elevator provides a link between floors. The rear is dominated by a large lawn, which gives way to one of the most picturesque aspects of the estate: an elongated water dock that extends out into Oyster Bay, with a gazebo at the very end of it that is ideal for sunset viewings. The property also comes with a newly renovated one-bedroom cottage with its own kitchen, bathroom, and living room, in addition to 500 feet of private beachfront.
Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest