The Sands Point Preserve
The grounds contain two castle-like buildings, Hempstead House, the main house, and a smaller house, known as Castle Gould. The main house measures 225 ft long , 135 ft wide, and has three floors containing forty rooms, punctuated by an 80-foot tower. Once construction had completed, the 300-acre estate needed 17 house servants and 200 farmers and groundskeepers to maintain its upkeep. Hempstead House in its prime was regarded as one of the most lavish estates to occupy the Gold Coast on North Shore Long Island:
"In its heyday in the 1920s, Hempstead House revealed a taste for extravagance. In the Entry Foyer was an organ made of oak. The pipes still visible on the walls above were merely for show - the music reverberated through openings in the floors. Medieval tapestries once hung on the walls, and oriental carpets covered the floor. The sunken Palm Court once contained 150 species of rare orchids and other plants. An aviary housed exotic birds in ornate cages among the flowers. The walnut-paneled Library was copied from the palace of King James I; relief portraits of literary figures still decorate the plaster ceiling. The Billiard Room featured a gold leaf ceiling, hand-tooled leather wall covering, and carved oak woodwork from a 17th century Spanish palace." - Wikipedia
Tour The Sands Point Preserve on Long Island's Gold Coast! The video below is the full episode from the NYC-ARTS program. And you can also watch the episode on the Sands Point Preserve on the Lands End Vimeo Channel here.
The Sands Point Preserve Intro. and History:
The Sands Point Preserve Mission and Vision:
Tour the Hempstead House and Castle Gould:
Tour Falaise at the Sands Point Preserve:
Tour The Sands Point Preserve Grounds and Events:
The Design Showcase at The Sands Point Preserve:
Hollywood Films, Filmmakers and The Sands Point Preserve:
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