Villa Carola, Sands Point NY

I visited this estate on October 24, 2008. A professional meeting was being held there.

Side View - Villa Carola

Side View - Villa Carola

Villa Carola is now known as the “Village Club of Sands Point.” (Private, not open to the public.) It was designed by the architect  H. Van Buren Magonigle, the estate was built between 1916 – 1918 for Issac Guggenheim.

Detail - Window Brick and Trim

Detail - Window Brick and Trim

I was totally intrigued by the colors of the bricks and the Terra Cotta trim on this building.  The architect’s use of color is truly impressive in person, I don’t believe these pictures do them justice.

Arch Detail

Arch Detail

Detail Exterior Trim

Detail Exterior Trim

Exterior Peacock Detail

Exterior Peacock Detail

I thought this was exquisite! Then I found out the motif was continued into the interior as well.

Interior Peacock Detail

Interior Peacock Detail

Even though the mansion is Italian in style, it has several art deco accents in it.  This is a view of some heating grates in the sun rooms.

Art Deco Grill 1

Art Deco Grill 2

Art Deco Grill 1

Art Deco Grill 1

One of the more charming features of the house is an elevator that has been converted into a hallway.

Elevator Converted to a Hallway

Elevator Converted to a Hallway

Another charming feature of this mansion is the ironwork interior entrance gates.

Interior entrance gate

Interior entrance gate

Interior entrance gate - detail

Interior entrance gate - detail

Just beautiful!

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One response to “Villa Carola, Sands Point NY

  1. Very cool. I would love to see this house in person one day.

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