Living on the north shore of Long Island we have a lot of historic mansions. Most of these Gold Coast mansions were donated by the families to private groups or the state so that they could be accessible to the public. Practically all of these properties had strolling gardens, pools, ponds and multiple buildings on site; like play houses for the children, Tea rooms, and staff housing.
The property of Old Westbury Gardens was the home of John “Jay” Shaffer Phipps and Margarita Grace Phipps. Mr. Phipps Family was Co creator in the Carnegie Steel Company; where Mrs. Phipps father was the co creator of Grace Shipping Lines based in South America.
It is a shame they didn’t allow photography inside the home; the architecture alone is worth the trip. I have more to post, I hope you like them
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