Gold Coast Mansions were built during the Roaring 20's Great Gatsby Era. Once over 500, today nearly 200 survive. The remaining Mansions are used as hotels, event venues, for tours and also parks. Some are private mansions, a few are for sale.
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What is considered a mansion? A 7000 sq ft home, with 30 + rooms, 7 + bedrooms, seperate staff quarters and large entertaining rooms .
Welcome to GoldCoastMansions.com the online source for visiting Long Island, NY's Gold Coast Mansions. In the grand era of the Great Gatsby (novel by F Scott Fitzgerald) and the industrial revolution - great fortunes were made by many. Wealthy industrialists made Long Island their home creating many Gold Coast Mansions. Grand estates were built many of which imported various fixtures, materials and art pieces from around the world. Although many of these homes proved to be to large and inefficient to maintain, and were demolished for smaller developments, some fortunately still remain for the world to tour and enjoy.
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The duPont family created a beautiful Gold Coast Mansion - called White Eagle. A neo classical Georgian Mansion located in Old Westbury on Northern Blvd remains in pristine condition. Later sold to the Guest family it was later renamed Templeton and later divided partially. Today it is privately owned by The New York Institute of Technology and it has been renamed after one of their board members -Alexander de Seversky a famed Russian aviator. It is now commonly referred to as the de Seversky Mansion. Though many offices are inside the former rooms, there are many large grand halls and parlors that are usable and made available frequently for those seeking corporate event or wedding venues for a fee. See the photos of Templeton/ deSeversky Mansion.
Some of the Gold Coast Mansion's are still maintained in a similar way to their original beginnings. Some have original roofing,fixtures, some utilize replacements from the same providers of the original items, some utilize pieces of the original furniture and art. Most notibly some keep vast and beautiful gardens.
Coindre Hall of Huntington LI, the former George McKesson Brown mansion (pharmaceutical and chemical company family from CT), was built between 2010 - 2011. Currently in use for events, and a park.
Mill Neck Manor Once The Sefton Dodge Mansion, located on the prestigious North Shore of Long Island, is a majestic Tudor Revival mansion. It is set on an 86-acre scenic estate overlooking the Long Island Sound. The mansion, once called Sefton Manor, was owned by Robert Leftwich Dodge and his wife, the cosmetics heiress Lillian Sefton Dodge... read more on Mill Neck Manor. The Sefton Dodge now Mill Neck Manor Mansions has fireplaces imported from Europe from the 16th & 17th Centuries, along with the last wood from Sherwood Forest used for it's panelling. Stained Glass Windows are designed to incorporate the plays of William Shakespeare.
One of the grandest of the Gold Coast Mansion's was & is the Phipps Mansion.and it's gardens, Now commonly referred to as Old Westbury Gardens located in Old Westbury, Long Island, New York, this beautiful mansion has been maintained and available to the public due to the forsight and life work of the families children. The Phipps family is a testament to generosity as the family has chosen to recognize the importance of their family home and offer it, it's place in history. They have shared their beautiful home and grounds, and managed this as a private trust, preserving it for the public, while assuring it's care is maintained with their own oversight, not dependent on public funding. This is why when you visit this impressive Gold Goast Mansion now referred to as Old Westbury Gardens, you can see it today as it was, it in it's full splendor. This is a grand mansion, with exceptional gardens and exceptional upkeep. Read more about Old Westbury Gardens to find out more... The Phipps family are Long Island's greatest hosts, from whom we are enriched by their example. During a 2009 Christmas party, Mary Phipps quietly walked through the halls smiling as the invited guests toured the home. Many did not recognize or notice their host, and she seemed pleased to watch the guests enjoy their time. Tremendous in size and stature is the Oheka Castle. This is the second largest privately owned residence in the United States. (The largest is The Biltmore of S. Carolina currently being used as a private luxury hotel). The name "Oheka" is an abbreviation for the original owner's name, Otto Herman Kahn. Today the grand Castle it is utilized for many corporate events, as a luxury hotel, and is also available for tours. It is a special place with an amazing presence of amazing size structure and character. Oheka fell into disrepair after changing hands a few times over the past centuru. The enormous mansion was renovated throughout by Gary Melius a Long Island developer who restored it fully and some would say enhanced the home from it's original state. The Vanderbilt Mansion is an example of the oppulence and promise of the time.. A symbol of the success of the 1920's are the Vanderbilts. This Vanderbilt mansion named Eagle's Nest built in 1910 is now a museum & planetarium. It is located on the north shore of Western Suffolk County in Centerport, Long Island. It is worth the trip, Mansion tours are available. It has one of the most impressive views of the Long Island Sound. This mansion has an authentic feel for the time period it was created during the great industrial revolution of our nation's history. Throughout the mansion there is an eccentric excess of taxidermy, not likely to have survived PETA or this centruries critics.This is a must see Goldcoast Mansion. Tour Vanderbilt Mansion now..
Long Island's Gold Coast Mansions
Beacon Towers Founder: Alva Belmont 1917
Noted: Prominent women's activist, married to William Vanderbilt, remarried to Oliver Belmont. Style: 140 room medieval castle, replica of an Irish Castle. Inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald's book "The Great Gatsby". VIDEO BELOW - by Simmorris - Full Screen
Sold to: William Randolph Hearst who sold in 1942 Taken Down in 1945 - Read more..Today: The gatehouse exists as a private residence. Structural remnants such as iron gates, stone pieces are scattered locally.
Marshall Field Mansion - 1922 Founder: Marshall Field III Noted: Heir To Marshall Field Dept Store. Founder Chicago Sun, Investment banker, had race horses - Location: Lloyd Neck - Town of Huntington, Long Island NY - Architecht: John Russell Pope- Today: Caumsett State Historic Park
Chelsea Mansion - Benjamin Moore Estate
A 40 room mansion built in 1924 for Benjamin Moore. He was the grandson of the poet who wrote "It was the night before Christmas".
Chelsea, the Benjamin Moore estate in Muttontown's architect interpreted the farmhouses of Provence and houses of the Yangtze River to produce a with a corner tourelle on a white stucco house surrounded by a moat on two sides.
The use of less ostentatious exterior materials were used as the flamboyant styles of earlier Gold Coast structures had passed. Alexandra Moore lived in Chelsea as her home until she was 89 years old in 1983. Nassau County has it preserved and the public may access the grounds as well as book an outdoor event.
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Holmes Estate alsoCharles Porter Wilson, (chairman of A & P) estate then Mrs. C. Porter Wilson estate - designed by Charles Hart in 1928 in Mill Neck on 24 acres & 900 ft of waterfront. The house is now a Synogogue.
ClaytonThe Childs Frick Estate - 1919 Henry Clay Frick, U.S. Steel co founder, bought the Georgian mansion as a wedding gift for his son, Childsfrom William Cullen Bryant the poet and preservationist. Editor of the New York Evening Post, Bryant settled in Roslyn in 1843. For nearly half a century, Childs and Frances Frick lived at Clayton Estate with children, Adelaide, Frances, Martha and Clay. Frick died at the age of 81 in 1965. Nassau County purchased in in 1969 to house the Nassau County Museum of Art Glen Cove, Long Island, NY
Brown Estate & Mansion
is a 1912 30,000 sft 40 room medieval French château on 34 acres on adjacent to the Long Island Sound. Built for George McKesson Brown a
who lost ownership after 1929 stock market crash. A Suffolk County park today in Huntington Harbor,
Long Island, NY
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Sands PointPark and Preserve has three mansions; Castle Gould,
based on Kilkenny Castle in Ireland.
Falaise which has has thickly mortared walls, steep tile roofs and a medieval fortress-like tower. 16th century antiques, notable modern art and Renaissance paintings furnish the mansion built by Harry S. Guggenheim, The main residence Hempstead House, was created for railroad tycoon Jay Gould's son Harry.
The main residence, called Hempstead House, a massive 225 x 135 foot, 3 story, 40 rooms with an 80 ft. tower, Tudor manor house, was completed in 1912.The exterior is granite and Indiana limestone.. It was one of the most opulent Long Gold Coast homes on Long Island. The Sands Point Park and Preserve has hiking trails reaching to the Long Island Sound and a beach. Tours of Falaise are open to the public. Hempstead House Sands Point, Nassau County, LI, NY
Idle Hour - William K. Vanderbilt Estate grandson of the railroad magnate Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, built his holiday residence on 900 acres east of the Connetquot River. The mansion was rebuilt in 1901 after a fire designed by Richard Howland Hunt. It was red brick and grey stone with 110 rooms. After the death of W.K. Vanderbilt, the estate was put up for sale by his son Harold K. Vanderbilt in 1920. Developers bought the mansion and its surrounding lands. The large wooded section of and extensive canals became a residential community known as Idle Hour. The farm area became an artist's colony.
The mansion and a large part of the estate are Now Dowling College in Oakdale, Suffolk County, LI, NY
Killenworth- George Pratt Estate
near brother John Pratt's neighboring Glen Cove Mansion. Killenworth is now the Russian Consulate. Brother Frederic's “Poplar Hill,” stone mansion is now a senior residence. Harold's Georgian mansion is Nassau County 's “Welwyn” Preserve.
King Zog Castle & Estate Ruins Muttontown, Nassau County, LI, NY - King Zog, Albania's last monarch, fled after the Italian invasion of 1939. In 1951 he acquired Muttontown's 150 acre, 60 room, granite Knollwood Estate originally built in for Wall Street's Charles Hudson in the early 20th century. Zog sold the estate to Lansdell Christie in 1955. Rumors to spread about riches hidden in the mansion's walls causing vandalism. It was demolished by the Christie family in 1959.
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- A 1910 Georgian Brick Gold Coast Mansion, designed by Adam Platt on 55 acres - built for John Pratt (attorney & Standard Oil executive), and Ruth Pratt (the first Rupublican Congresswoman from New York). Also referred to as "Manor House" now the Harrison Conference Center -Glen Cove, Nassau County, LI, NY
Oheka Castle - Otto Hermann Kahn Estate - Designed by
Delano & Aldrich with 127 rooms, 39 fireplaces, 50 baths, a grand staircase
inspired by the Chateau Fountainbleu in France
443 acres landscaped by the Olmstead Brothers was and still is the second largest private residence in the United States. Oheka fell into disrepair until 1983 when vast restoration began adding a ballroom to now have 115,000 sf - now exceptionally designed and maintained on 23 acres today. Now a special event venue and hotel. Tours and events available.
William C. Whitney - Secretary of the Navy under Grover Cleveland, he revamped New York City's transportation system. Also a Lawyer and business man, he bought 630 acres in Old Westbury,LI, NY for a country estate. South of Northern Blvd., East of Glen Cove Rd. only 10.5 acres remain. More on the Whitney family estate.
"A Touch of Class"
is an event & entertainment production company. Sherri is a Long Island favorite party & event planner familiar hosting at your venue or any available gold coast location. Trade groups, media, corporations, bar/bat Mitzvahs, Weddings and more. They have hosted local organizations such as 1 in 9. Special non profit rates
Like the mansions of a bygone era, Brookeville's Gold Coast Chardonnay is no longer being produced. Old Brookeville's Banfi Vinters are now exclusively importing and no longer producing the Gold Coast Reserve edition of Old Brookville Vineyards.. Now:
The good news is the Gold Coast area farm has been bought by Nassau Countyfor open space and leased to a remaining nearby farm.. Cheers!
Visit this place on your tour of the Long Island Gold Coast. Then hop over to some of the nearby Gold Coast Mansions in Glen Cove. Rottkamp Bros Farm Mc Couns Ln, Glen Head, NY 11545 Tel: 516-671-2566
Montauk Gilded Age Mansion
At the far end of the Gold Coast of Long Island is Montauk Point. Taking a trip to Long Island's East End can be fun and relaxing. Montauk is a bus trip, railfoad trip or pleasant 2 hour drive from NYC. To find a Montauk place to stay is easy. There are many Montauk Motels & Hotels & Beachfront cottages to stay at. Montauk is a tourist haven and has restauants, golf, boating, kid friendly parks and more.
Below visit a Montauk Mansion whilethere..How can a Gold Coast Mansion tourist find history in Montauk?
Easy.. Carl Fisher placed Montauk Manor,, his version of a Gold Coast Mansion just 80 miles east of theNassau County north shore that housed most of the Gold Coast Mansions.. This was even east of what people dub The Hamptons! ..but it was a splendid and fitting mansion epitomizing the hope of the Industrial Revololution. Like all financial cycles, the Montauk Manor was born of ambition in 1925 and stalled with the crash of the stock market in 1929. Read all about the poignant story of Carl Fisher and his east end Gold Coast Mansion. Just on county east of Nassau County's Gold Coast
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While looking at Gold Coast Mansions of The Guilded Age, be sure to travel east to check out the Miami of the North concept in Montauk's Montauk Manor.
There are miles of white sandy ocean beaches in The Hamptons to enjoy in warm weather, theaters, golf courses, music venues and fine dining on Long Island NY's east end. To find a hotel to stay while visiting The Hamptons .. visit Hotel In The Hamptons. There are many Hotels, Motels, B & B's listed in all of The Hamptons towns and many are year round hotels are available year round.
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