Kenjockety, the 6.7-acre Lloyd Harbor estate once owned by Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, is in contract. The Tudor home first went up for sale in 2002 for $17.5 million. Its current asking price with listing agent Suzanne Wehren of Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes & Estates, who got the listing in January, is $8.999 million. (She raised the price by about $500,000 from its previous listing with Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty.) The selling agent is Maria Siringo, also with Shawn Elliott.

Gibb owned the historic 1926 mansion in the early 1980s, when he reportedly bleached the floors and painted the walls white. It has since been completely renovated. There are seven bedrooms, seven baths, three half-baths, 10 fireplaces, a gunite pool and 500 feet of water frontage with deeded docking rights. The original architect was Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, who designed St. Bartholomew's Church on Park Avenue in Manhattan.

A neighbor is purchasing the property, Wehren says. - VALERIE KELLOGG


Fashion mogul Elie Tahari bought out the stake of his estranged wife, Rory Tahari, in an oceanfront house in Sagaponack for $9.6 million, according to the Long Island Real Estate Report.

The 3,800-square-foot home, which the Taharis bought in 2004 for $12.1 million, has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, including a master suite with panoramic ocean views. The 2.3-acre property includes 153 feet of beach frontage and a 62-foot lap pool.

Tahari's $500 million business sells luxury fashion lines internationally and in his boutiques, including one in East Hampton.

The Taharis, who legally separated last year, have been shuffling tens of millions of dollars worth of real estate assets since early 2010, including the $6.5 million sale of a five-bedroom oceanfront home in the Amagansett Dunes in August to film composer Carter Burwell, who composed the score for "Twilight," and his wife, artist Christine Sciulli. - KRISTIN TAVEIRA


The Old Brookville estate that belonged to the late literary agent Ralph Vicinanza recently sold for $5.7 million, according to the Long Island Real Estate Report. One parcel was purchased for $4.7 million by John Idol, chief executive of Michael Kors; a second piece of property on the same street sold the same day to his wife, Annalia, for $1 million.

Vicinanza, who died in September, worked with such authors as Stephen King, Norman Mailer and the Dalai Lama.

The house was designed by Philip Goodwin, who also designed the Museum of Modern Art, according to the listing. It and another nearby house were built by President William Howard Taft for his son and his nephew, says Vera Wiedenhaefer of Daniel Gale Sotheby's, the listing agent. Then, the property was part of a larger family compound, she says. Newspaper articles show the 27th president visited the property.

Susan and Elizabeth Campagna of Coldwell Banker Residential Realty represented the buyers. - VALERIE KELLOGG

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