'Beautiful Shore', the William Henry Moffitt estate designed by Palmer & Hornbostel c. 1910 in Islip. Moffitt was president of W.H. Moffitt Realty Corp. and publisher of the Bay Shore Independent. He was also president of the New York State Realty Dealers Association. He sold the above house in the middle of the decade and disappeared after being indicted for grand larceny relating to his real estate dealings. After being on the run for two years including a stay in London, he was arrested in San Jose, CA in 1920. He had been selling people lots in his new development known as 'Nassau Heights No. 3' in Hempstead that were said to be mortgage free and clear in title though the parcels were part of a general mortgage on the property. The NYTimes reported that his real estate dealings involved $4 million and had "a large number of victims" but the specific larceny charge was for $200. Moffitt later said he fled because of the pressure of creditors and the foreclosure of many mortgages and tax liens. Moffitt was apparently eventually able to repay his creditors and returned to California to continue his business there though I do not know whatever became of the grand larceny charges. The house is no longer extant but sat on South Country Road.