Inisfada (Gaelic, meaning Long Island) was built for Nicholas and Genevieve Brady in 1919 by the architect John Torrey Windrim.
Part of the Front Facade
It is an excellent example of the Tudor Revival Style.
The facade of the house is decorated with scenes from Fairy Tales.
The Hare from the “Tortoise and the Hare”
Billy Goats Gruff
The Wolf from Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Riding Hood
In addition to the fables, the facade is beautifully decorated with nature. Here, the top of each capitol is decorated with a different flower.
Flowers on Capitol 2
Also, each chimney on the house is decorated differently.
Examples of some of the many different Chimney decorations.
The interior of the house has many of its original furnishings.
1st floor hall way through the scroll work of an iron door.
Stained Glass Window inside the St. Genevieve chapel on the second floor
On the grounds there are several beautiful memorials.
The estate tea house and the gardens surrounding it are a memorial.
Statue in the pond is a memorial a place to reflect
Inisfada front facade
The house is presently serving as the St. Ignatius Jesuit Retreat House, which is unfortunately, slated to close on June 1, 2013. This Manhasset, NY house is currently up for sale at $49 million. After visiting this beautiful house, I personally would hate to see it demolished. I believe that the Jesuits are being short sighted in their desire to divest themselves of this property. There is a need for a place like this in today’s society – this perhaps has never been more true than now – after the wrath of Hurricane Sandy and in the wake of the Newtown (CT) shootings.
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