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Shown as furnished for Howard Gould ~ I wonder if any interior images exist of the rooms during the Guggenheim ownership ? Perhaps the property was acquired with the original furnishings . . not unheard of ! Father, Jay Gould, purchased Lyndhurst with the previous owners'appurtenances. Old Jay's children George, Frank, Howard and Anna ( Edwin and Helen excepted ) all built interestingly and extravagantly !
The only thing that interior lacks is a bellboy.
Extravagant is an understatement, but it all yielded an instant family lineage and pedigree, so very socially important during this time period.Any updates as to the buildings current condition or lack therof basic maintenance provided by Nassau County?
Rumors still abound of mis-managment of both the grounds & house...Having been lucky enough to visit the house on a number of occasions, I can say that despite the austere monumentality of the exterior, on a sunny summer day the rooms are cool, cozy and surprisingly domestic -- especially the interior court, stair hall and sunroom.
NSPTyngsboro,Edwin actually build a wonderful house, extant , in Oyster Bay Cove.http://www.oldlongisland.com/2010/12/highwood.html
I havent been here in years but I also think it is a very beautiful interior, rich with warm paneling and bright and sunny all due to the immmense lead glass windows and enclosed courtyard skylight.
I agree with Ancient; plus I'll add it was good this house had a pipe organ ... cause it needed one (sunny days = elevator music; not sunny = you know).
Re: Anonymous 4:54 p.m. ~ Thanks for the link to Edwin Gould's 'Highwood' at Oyster Bay Cove. It certainly reflects Edwin's reserved nature. He was a knowledgeable investor and became the wealthiest of the second generation Goulds.
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