Dedicated to the preservation of Long Island's 'gold coast' estates and other things old.
This elegant house looks quite residential with the lush landscaping and gardener to boot. It loses alot of that character today devoid of trees and shrubs.
Anyone know if the ornate interior decoration survives or has it been altered for institutional usage? Thanks
My first and favorite OLI love. The one that started them all when I was a young 18 y.o. student of the academy. Most of the interior does survive with some changes for institutional use. The music room no longer has the pipe organ (or at least it's covered up), the main hall and dining room ceilings are (were 10 years ago) intact. The cloistered loggia at the rear has been enclosed and turned into cubicles, but mostly it has been fairly sympathetic to it's former residential purpose. Always had a museum like feel to it, but I imagine it did when it was a house too!WillLDS
WillLDS this mansion got my imagination started as a very young child when traveling over the Throgs Neck Bridge for vacations up north. One could always spot this place from the bridge and it started my life long interest in architecture and preservation. Also good to hear it has been minimally altered. NYarch
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