Monday, January 25, 2010

My World Tuesday





Hempstead House, Sands Point Preserve, N.Y.
built originally by Howard Gould,

became the home of Daniel and Florence Guggenheim in 1917.


Inside the foyer of Hempstead House, one glimpse of the imposing vaulted ceiling stirs the imagination of a grand lifestyle that once existed at this Gold Coast estate. Even though the house is no longer furnished, its architecture provides a hint of an elegant time long gone.

The Gold Coast

The north shore of Long Island, New York, in a sixteen mile stretch from Great Neck to Huntington, was a favorite retreat for the rich and the famous. Many were wealthy industrialists of the Gilded Age who pioneered great industries. These captains of industry spent fortunes on their lavish lifestyles. Many worked in and around New York City and created large estates as their dilatory domiciles on the north shore of Queens County, now Nassau County, today commonly referred to as the "Gold Coast."

14 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Magnificent building, Mary! Terrific capture! Guess that's the US version of a castle!! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Eve said...

What an impressive structure! Beautiful!

noel said...

wow that looks huge, i would think this would be something you would see in europe instead of the usa..nice photo

eileeninmd said...

Well the Guggenheim's had a very nice home. I'm sure they had a lot of maids to help clean it too. Great post on the impressive home.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a grand building. I bet, if it could talk, it could tell some stories.

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful architecture. The house looks like a castle.

moorebloglife said...

That's a house? A House? OMG looks like a castle to me. I would Love to see this up close Mary my gosh it is lovely!!!

Wren said...

My goodness, can you imagine living in that? Beautiful, but I'd get lost trying to find the bathroom.

Martha Z said...

That's quite the imposing structure. I do like the caption and header.

Photo Cache said...

It's like fortress, very imposing. I can see myself calling something like that my home :)

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Riet said...

What a beautiful house. It looks like a castle.

Marites said...

it does look imposing and at the same time, impressive. Can only imagine how it looks during its heyday. Nice shot of the building. Love the blue skies as its background.

Regina said...

Great archetecture
and capture! Thanks for sharing.
Have beautiful week.

Kahshe Cottager said...

What an imposing and beautiful looking building. I can't even begin to think what one would have to do in order to furnish it in the fashion it would deserve!

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