Built in 1877, Historic Hamptons Home Hits Market for Whopping $55M

kilkare-beach

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It’s another sizzling summer season in the Hamptons. A beachfront property known as Kilkare has washed up on the market for $55 million. It’s only the second time in 140 years that the shingle-style vacation getaway in Wainscott, NY, has been up for sale.

Built in 1877 by ship carpenters, the three-story, 5000-square-foot beach house has been “compassionately restored with all its authentic detail,” according to the listing. It has seven bedrooms and 7.5 baths.

The sky-high price reflects the home’s prime location. Sitting on 3 acres in the prestigious Georgica Association, the home has 330 feet of oceanfront and sweeping views of Georgica Pond.

Beachfront property
Beachfront property

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Living space
Living space

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The original features include wraparound porches, pumpkin-hued pine floors, nine fireplaces, 85 windows, and gorgeous views from every room.

The serene space is surrounded by private grounds, a wildflower meadow, 60-foot heated pool, and Zen meditation garden.

Breakfast nook
Breakfast nook

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There’s a private walkway to the beach that’s Instagram-ready, and a natural stone wall provides a shoreline barrier.

According to the New York Times, lawyer Michael Kennedy, who died in 2016, and his wife, Eleanora Kennedybought the home in 1975. They thoughtfully fixed up and improved upon the home, adding six bathrooms and converting a butler’s pantry into a breakfast nook.

The home might look familiar to movie buffs—it was featured in “Wall Street,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” and “The Nanny Diaries.” Now, it’s time for another close-up.

Enchanting private walkway to the beach
Private walkway to the beach

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60-foot pool
60-foot pool

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The house comes with its own yardarm out front.
Yardarm out front

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