Saturday, July 19, 2008

Falaise

In 1923, after Harry F. Guggenheim married, his father Daniel presented him with 90 acres of waterfront property on their estate in Sands Point, upon which he would hire Frederick J. Sterner along with Polhemus & Coffin to design 'Falaise', a Norman style mansion. Along with his third wife, Alicia Patterson, the two founded the Long Island newspaper 'Newsday'. After Harry died in 1971, his house was turned into a museum with all of his possessions staying in place to show visitors exactly how he lived. Click HERE to see 'Falaise' on google earth.

The front courtyard.



The terrace off of the living room. The house sits on a bluff overlooking the Long Island Sound, and has some of the most amazing views on the North Shore.

The view from the terrace.


Originally a rose garden, Harry converted it to a swimming pool after he got sick and doctors told him he needed to exercise.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One of the most beautiful, romantic and livable of all the society homes on Long Island. Anyone not falling in love with this place has no soul.

The other one up there is Eagle's Nest. It is also wonderful that both these homes are furnished as they were lived in and open to the public.

I recognize that my gushing praise reflects my personal taste, so I apologize to those who feel otherwise.