Saturday, July 25, 2009
Levitt's 'American Home' at Strathmore at Manhasset
The 'American Home', built by Levitt & Sons at their Strathmore at Manhasset development in Manhasset. Opened in 1934, the Strathmore was the Levitt's second residential development on Long Island (the first being Strathmore at Rockville Centre). The development was built on the former Horatio Gates Onderdonk estate and consisted of a variety of home styles. This particular home, which was given the name of the 'American Home', includes a dance floor on the lower level with lighting "in the nightclub fashion" along with one wall that is an aquarium. Below is the NY Times article published on the completion of the house in 1935.