Inisfada (Gaelic, meaning Long Island) was built for Nicholas and Genevieve Brady in 1919 by the architect John Torrey Windrim.
It is an excellent example of the Tudor Revival Style.
The facade of the house is decorated with scenes from Fairy Tales.
In addition to the fables, the facade is beautifully decorated with nature. Here, the top of each capitol is decorated with a different flower.
Also, each chimney on the house is decorated differently.
The interior of the house has many of its original furnishings.
On the grounds there are several beautiful memorials.
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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