I visited this estate on October 24, 2008. A professional meeting was being held there.
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.
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.
I thought this was exquisite! Then I found out the motif was continued into the interior as well.
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.
One of the more charming features of the house is an elevator that has been converted into a hallway.
Another charming feature of this mansion is the ironwork interior entrance gates.