'Idle Hour', the William Kissam Vanderbilt estate designed by Richard Howland Hunt (of Hunt & Hunt) c. 1899 in Oakdale (with an addition by Warren & Wetmore c. 1902). Vanderbilt first built his estate in Oakdale in 1878 as a hunting retreat but the house burned down in 1899 (the first was designed by Richard Morris Hunt). On the second go round the house was made to be 'fire proof', hence the thickness of the current version. Today the house is part of Dowling College. Click HERE for more on 'Idle Hour' and HERE to see the brochure from when 'Idle Hour' was for sale. Click HERE to see 'Idle Hour' on google earth.