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Falaise, Sands Point NY

I visited this house on October 7, 2011.  It was built by Harry Guggenheim on land that was part of his father’s estate.  Today it is part of the Sands Point Preserve.

Courtyard View of Falaise

Courtyard View of Falaise

The pool area

The pool area

Main Entrance

Main Entrance

Wonderful detail was paid to all aspects of this house’s architecture.

One of the many carvings around the front door

One of the many carvings around the front door

Detail of columns on terrace

Detail of columns on terrace

Terrace Turret

Terrace Turret

Charles Lindbergh was a frequent guest at this home.  It is said that he wrote “We” while siting at this second floor window, seen below.

Dining Room and Guest Suite from Terrace

Dining Room and Guest Suite from Terrace

The house is built on a cliff overlooking Hempstead Harbor.

Hempstead Harbor from the terrace

Hempstead Harbor from the terrace

This is one of my favorite North Shore mansions.

For more photos see my Sands Point Preserve Flickr page.

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Castle Gould, Sands Point NY

I visited this structure on October 7, 2011.  It is part of the Sands Point Preserve.

Castle Gould

Castle Gould

 

Castle Gould was the name of this whole estate when it was built by Howard Gould.  This building was used as the stables for the estate. It was originally built to replicate Ireland’s Kilkenny Castle.  In 1917, Gould sold his estate to Daniel Guggenheim who kept the name Castle Gould for these stables and renamed the main house Hempstead House.

Main Turret

Main Turret

 

Castle Gould Wall

Castle Gould Wall

 

It really is a magnificent structure that at one time held a museum, but now appears to be empty.

For more photos see my Sands Point Preserve Flickr page.

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Hempstead House, Sands Point NY

Hempstead House

Hempstead House

I visited this structure on October 7, 2011.  It is part of the Sands Point Preserve.

Castle Gould was the name of this whole estate when it was built by Howard Gould.   In 1917, Gould sold his estate to Daniel Guggenheim who kept the name Castle Gould for the stables and renamed this main house Hempstead House.

Detail - Main entrance

Detail - Main entrance

 

Rear facsade of Hempstead House

Rear facade of Hempstead House

 

another view, facing the harbor

another view, facing the harbor

 

Ballastrade detail

Balustrade detail

For more photos see my Sands Point Preserve Flickr page.

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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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