Amy Zerner's artistic couture.
Harry Bates exterior
Co-chair Dick Bruce at "Art in the Garden." COURTESY FRAN CONIGLIARO
Fran Conigliaro and Diana Brennan at "Art in the Garden." COURTESY DIANA BRENNAN
A completed home in the estate section of Westhampton Beach. COURTESY LAWRENCE III CORPORATION
There is not much of the Camelot of John F. Kennedy left, but a piece of it can be purchased by someone with $35 million to spare. A waterfront compound owned by Jean Kennedy Smith has just hit the market at that price.
The Bridgehampton estate is actually a 10-acre compound at 351 and 363 Sagaponack Road, and the parcels can be bought separately for $15 million and $20 million, respectively. The 4.9-acre property at No. 363, on Sag Pond, contains the main residence, with nine bedrooms and six baths within 6,000 square feet. For those recreationally inclined, the property contains a pool, tennis court, and a dock for your speedboat. The property at No. 351 contains a 2,850-square-foot cottage with four bedrooms, and there is also a pool on the 5.1-acre parcel.
Jean Kennedy Smith is now 90, and in 2009, when both her brother Ted and sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver died, she became the last of that generation of Kennedys born to Joseph and Rose Kennedy. Born in 1928, she was the eighth of the nine Kennedy children.
Mrs. Smith was a diplomat who served as United States ambassador to Ireland from 1993 to 1998. In that role, she was instrumental in the Northern Ireland peace process as President Bill Clinton’s representative in Dublin. She was heavily criticized after advocating for the U.S. government to grant a visa to Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams, although her family would claim this influenced the Irish Republican Army declaring a ceasefire in 1994. Irish President Mary McAleese conferred honorary Irish citizenship on Mrs. Smith in 1998 in recognition of her service to the country.
Other activities include founding Very Special Arts, an internationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to creating a society where people with disabilities can engage with the arts. In 2011, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, by President Barack Obama for her work with VSA and people with disabilities.
The listing for the Bridgehampton compound is being handled by the Corcoran Group.
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