Thursday, February 4, 2010
'Villa Corola', the Isaac Guggenheim estate designed by Howard van Buren Magonigle c. 1916 in Sands Point. Warren & Wetmore were responsible for the outbuildings and Ferruccio Vitale designed the lawns, gardens, pool terrace and driveway. Guggenheim was a member of Guggenheim Brothers, a mining and smelting holding company, as well as a director of the American Smelting and Refining Co.. Following Isaac's death the estate went to his brother Solomon (founder of the Guggenheim Museum in NYC). It later become a training center for IBM and is today the Village Club of Sands Point. Click HERE to see 'Villa Carola' on google earth. Picture from American Homes of Today, 1924.