La Selva, Upper Brookville, NY

This Italina Renaissance style home was designed by the architects Hunt & Hunt in 1912 for banking and railroad tycoon Henry Sanderson.  The home is in private hands and is currently for sale. (See comment below.)  It is hosting a Designer’s Showcase from October 3rd to November 15th 2009.

Front Entrance La Selva

Front Entrance La Selva

Side View

Side View

I visited La Selva on a beautiful day, seemingly rare to come by this year.  This view shows the garden patio with the loggia to the magnificent living room visible with the master suite balcony above.

Garden from Balcony

Garden from Balcony

This is the view of the garden from the master suite balcony with the wonderful garden folly visible in the back.

Garden Folly close up

Garden Folly close up

I love the way these statues relate to one another.  They serve as an entrance to the wonderful, Olmstead designed grounds.

Garden from Balcony 2

Garden from Balcony 2

Here is a view of the formal garden, adjacent to the garden and patio pictured above.

Inside the Formal Garden

Inside the Formal Garden

The seating area was very inviting.

Back View of La Selva from formal garden

Back View of La Selva from formal garden

As you walk along the rear of the building, you come across a second loggia, which was wonderfully decorated.

Loggia 2

Loggia 2

Beyond the loggia is another, large terrace overlooking the property.

Terrace and Building

Terrace and Building

Lawn from Terrace

Lawn from Terrace

Coach House

Coach House

The coach house had boutiques and lunch inside of it.  Opposite the coach house was a garden gate that I found to be intriguing.

Fruit Tree Garden Gate

Fruit Tree Garden Gate

It led to a walled garden that contained fruit trees.

Looking into the Gate

Looking into the Gate

Please visit my Flickr site for more photos from La Selva.

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4 responses to “La Selva, Upper Brookville, NY

  1. Ron Kinzler

    How do I find La Selva and is there access to the grounds?

    • Dennis

      I spent many summers and thanksgivings at La Selva, it was once owned by the Fransiscan Brothers and operated as a Novitiate for young men considering entering religious life. My uncle helped to run the property. It is a truly beautiful place. I have not been there in over 15 years but the pictures I saw brought back great memories. It is on Planting Fields Rd in Oyster Bay, almost across the street from Planting Fields Arboreteum. The inside is beautiful. I hope you get a chance to get there and see it!

  2. You have the wrong listing price showing our MLS#2364873 the listing price is now $9,999,000. Please correct your site. We thank you for offering this property and directing any calls to us -
    Sincerely,
    Margaret Mateyaschuk 516-759-4800 ex 146 or Margaret Trautmann 516-759-4800 ex 110 of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty

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