Thursday, February 28, 2013

'Hempstead House'

'Castlegould', originally designed for Howard Gould by Hunt & Hunt c. 1909 in Sands Point and photographed here under the ownership of Daniel Guggenheim who renamed the estate 'Hempstead House'.  Click HERE and HERE for more on the estate.  Click HERE to see 'Hempstead House' today.

11 comments:

HalfPuddingHalfSauce said...

The ongoing conversation has been "park" and house are in need of attention. Has anyone been lately to say something about current condition or plans for the future?

Anonymous said...

Was part of a wedding this past summer honestly the public areas looked fine really amazing woodwork. Outside there are still sections of stone walls that seem to need major repairs. It is too beautiful a house to be left rundown.

The Down East Dilettante said...

Cold, gloomy old pile. All that magnificence for naught. The vines don't help a bit.

lil' gay boy said...

DED,

It may appear that way from the outside, and due to a lack of maintenance it is a little "frayed" looking, but the interiors have held up well . . . the sunroom (pictured here) faces south & is a magnificent space; think of the first Mrs. deWinter's bedroom in Rebecca.

The palm court lets in an awful lot of light to the center of the house, and the loggia overlooking the Sound (facing north) is surprisingly light & breezy.

The Down East Dilettante said...

"think of the first Mrs. deWinter's bedroom in Rebecca."

Like I said LBG, like I said :-)

I've been in the poor old pile a couple of times. It doesn't lift my sould. I like my magnificence with a light touch

Anonymous said...

I heard all the steel beams need to be replaced, is that true? The county will never pay for that.

Anonymous said...

Off topic:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323384604578326271122823686.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTTopStories

-Flo

Anonymous said...

Flo...what a great article. Too bad most Long Islanders don't feel the same way as those in the article.

The Ancient said...

Off-topic:

http://www.coldwellbankermoves.com/property/details/2458465/MLS-3110903/0-Premium-Point-Rd-Mamaroneck-Larchmont-NY-10801.aspx?utm_campaign=OLDP-1stdibs&utm_source=1stdibs&utm_medium=oldp&utm_content=listing

Zach said...

That place has been for sale for as long as I can remember. At least since 2008.

Zach said...

Granted I can remember things past 2008.