Friday, November 13, 2009
'Brookholt', the Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont and Alva Vanderbilt Belmont estate designed by Richard Howland Hunt of Hunt & Hunt c. 1897 in Hempstead. Following Alva's divorce from Willie K., she married O.H.P. Belmont and the two commissioned Hunt to design yet another house for them (they had a handful of Richard Morris and Richard Howland Hunt designed houses). Belmont was the son of August Belmont, the American agent to the Rothschilds banking empire. 'Brookholt' was demolished sometime in the 1950s.