Fire Island Pines Home Once Owned by Jeanette Rockefeller on the Market for $1.5 Million
Another piece of history has hit the Fire Island real estate market.
A Fire Island Pines home once owned by Jeanette Rockefeller, former wife of former Arkansas governor Winthrop Rockefeller, is now on the market for $1.5 million. She bought the home after their divorce in the 1970s.
The home was designed by architect Harry Bates in the height of his career in the ‘60s, listing agent Vinnie Petrarca told Newsday.
Some components of Rockefeller’s days spent at the Fire Island home remain, like some items from the Rockefeller estate in Arkansas. A bed that belonged to her remains in the guest bedroom, as well as a stone statue that’s placed in the front garden and a stone planter on the front deck of the house.
Rockefeller often used the house to entertain with her friend Joe Lombardo, an antique dealer, interior designer and brother of famous orchestra leader Guy Lombardo. Lombardo helped incorporate furniture from the Rockefeller estate in Arkansas into the Fire Island home when she moved in.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house located at 607 Shore Walk in Fire Island Pines was built in 1962, with a main house and a guest house. A pool was added to the house in 2015 and a deck was built in 2005.
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