There would hardly be an occasion involving dancing that would be complete without the music of the Bee Gees. A British band that rose to explosive popularity in the 1960s, their sound centers around the sublime harmony usually only found between blood relatives, which was the case with Maurice, Robin, and Barry Gibb. The atmosphere of their songs evolved from British invasion to disco and captured all the colors of emotion.
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The 7-bedroom, 10-bathroom home in Long Island, NY where Robin Gibb lived in the 1970s and ’80s has now been listed for $12.9 million. Originally built in 1926 and updated with all the numerous first-class amenities of a sprawling mansion, the house still exudes the cozy charm of an English cottage. The red brick exterior is beautifully edged in dark trim and contrasts with a shingled roof steeply pitched and gabled like a sleepy manor tucked deep in Britain’s countryside. A roomy gravel driveway lends practical elegance, running through an exposed-beam tunnel out to the back of the house. The property measures just under 7 acres.
Inside, the ceilings and matching wainscoting are of polished mahogany, with the bright white contrast of Venetian plaster walls. The entryway opens via handsome double doors onto marble tiled flooring and warms visitors with the first of 10 fireplaces. The living room focuses around another grand fireplace and begins a crisscross theme in the house with dark exposed wood ceiling beams that match the hardwood floor against light walls.
In the formal dining room, light comes in through windows that occupy half of one wall and glows from overhead with two twinkling crystal chandeliers. The informal dining area’s tiled floor combines polished and rustic with a crossties design and continues with the dark exposed beams. A multitude of storage can be found in clean white drawers and cabinetry.
In the kitchen, the crisscross patterned tiles and exposed beams keep the flow of the house unbroken, and an immense kitchen island frames a bounty of white-tiled countertop prep space with polished mahogany cabinetry. Chefs can stay inspired while cooking with a view of Long Island Sound through floor-to-ceiling windows on the opposite wall thanks to an airy open floor plan.
Enter the primary bedroom through wide wooden double doors to ample space for a king-sized bed and any arrangement of bedroom furniture. This room features an arched entryway, wall of windows, fireplace, and mahogany-paneled closets. The primary bathroom is large enough to house a free-standing bathtub, walk-in shower with a glass door, and plenty of mahogany cabinets and closet storage.
Spacious yet comfortable and homey, the mansion also boasts quirky and fun features like a powder room secreted away behind a bookcase as well as a hidden built-in bar. Guests can stay in a private cottage with its own fireplace, and with a game room and pool at the main house, there will be no shortage of entertainment.
The covered patio offers a perfect spot to sit and enjoy the gardens, and not only the abundant shrubs and trees flanking the outer façade. Brick-lined planters and sizeable potted trees fill the room, providing lush greenery to surround the small brick pond that completes the peaceful ambiance. For even more, the property has its own greenhouse.
In this home, you’re also just a short stroll away from 500+ feet of beachfront protected by a newly constructed seawall. A long dock juts out into Oyster Bay built for deepwater access should you want to dock your seaworthy yacht.
Photo credit: Tyler Sands, Sands Media House