John F Kennedy's longest surviving sibling is selling her $35m estate
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John F Kennedy's longest surviving sibling is selling her $35m estate

JOHN F. KENNEDY'S sister, Jean Kennedy Smith, has put her lavish Hamptons estate on the market for £35 million.

The longest surviving sibling of the late president, according to the New York Post, Kennedy's Bridgehampton estate encompasses both a luxury waterfront home priced at $20 million along with a $15-million-valued cottage that comes complete with a pool.

Additionally, 27east.com is reporting that the two properties can be purchased separately.

The waterfront estate boasts nine bedrooms, six bathrooms, a tennis court, a pool, private dock and five acres of land.

The smaller, four-bedroom cottage, meanwhile is described as a "ranch home" and comes with its own pool and parcel of land.

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Now 90, Kennedy is the last of the generation of Kennedys born to Joseph and Rose following the deaths of her brother Ted and sister Eunice back in 2009.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 17: U.S. President Bill Clinton(L) accepts a bowl of shamrocks in honor of St. Patrick's Day from Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds during a 17 March 1993 meeting in the White House Oval Office. Standing between them is Jean Kennedy Smith, Clinton's future Ambassador to Ireland. (Photo credit should read PAUL RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

The sale represents a rare opportunity to own a piece of not only American but Irish history.

Born in 1928 as the eighth of the nine Kennedy children, Jean famously served as US ambassador to Ireland from 1993 to 1998, playing an instrumental role in the Northern Ireland peace process.

Her efforts did not go unnoticed with President Mary McAleese awarding honorary Irish citizenship to Kennedy Smith.

Jean's charity work with the Very Special Arts, a charity set up to help disabled youths and adults gain access to the arts, also saw her handed the Medal of Freedom in 2011.

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The property has gone on the market just days after the John F. Kennedy library put a huge collection of previously unseen Kennedy family photos were made available to view online.