Robert Rust, famed former U.S. attorney who helped diffuse a...

Robert Rust, famed former U.S. attorney who helped diffuse a suicide bomber’s attempt to assassinate President John F. Kennedy in 1960, has put his family’s summer home in Cutchogue on the market. It is listed for $3.895 million. Credit: The Corcoran Group

Robert Rust, a former U.S. attorney who helped diffuse a suicide bomber's attempt to assassinate President-elect John F. Kennedy in 1960, has put his family's summer home in Cutchogue on the market. It is listed for $3.895 million.

Rust got a lot of attention back in 2007 when he put another family East End home up for sale. The asking price for that 55-acre North Haven property was a whopping $80 million. It sold in 2011 for $36 million to billionaire real estate developer Jeffrey Greene.

The North Fork ranch-style house overlooking Wunneweta Pond that is on the market now was bought by Rust's parents after World War II. There are two docks and a boat ramp. "We all went sailing in Sunfish or Lightnings and fishing on my dad's wooden boat," recalls Rust. The pond has deepwater access via Little Peconic Bay, making it possible for him and family to sail to the house from his Miami home.

There are three master suites, one with a screened deck, and another leading to a covered patio, both with water views. The 2.15-acre property includes a two-bedroom cottage, built in the 1990s, as well as a boathouse.

The listing agents are Nicole LaBella and Gary DePersia of The Corcoran Group. A documentary called "Kennedy's Suicide Bomber" about the assassination attempt and Rust's involvement is being shown at 1 p.m. today and 3 p.m. Monday on the Smithsonian Channel. -- VIRGINIA DUNLEAVY


MIDCENTURY MODERN

This Midcentury Modern home in Roslyn Estates was designed by architect Philip L. Goodwin who, with Edward Durell Stone, designed the Museum of Modern Art building in Manhattan. The five-bedroom, four-bathroom home is on the market for $1.648 million.

Goodwin built it for Gregory Slader, says Slader's son, Al, of Washington state. The elder Slader had worked for Goodwin as a teen. Goodwin took Gregory Slader under his wing, Slader's son says, and paid for his Ivy League education.

The home has a new chef's kitchen and a walkout lower level with a bedroom and bathroom, as well as an in-ground pool. It's owned by Judith Lenchewski of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty, who is co-listing it with Ronit Berman. -- LISA CHAMOFF

 

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