The Real Deal New York

A peek behind the gates of 5 famed Long Island estates

November 28, 2015 09:00AM
By Christopher Cameron

Old Westbury Gardens in Westbury (the Phipps Mansion)

Old Westbury Gardens in Westbury, NY (the Phipps Mansion)

From Luxury Listings NYC: Before there was a billionaire’s row on 57th Street, there was Long Island’s Gold Coast. At the height of the Gilded Age (and in the following decades), familiar names like the Vanderbilts, Roosevelts, Whitneys, Charles Pratt, J. P. Morgan and F. W. Woolworth, to name a few, built stately mansions reminiscent of English country homes on Long Island’s North Shore.

Thankfully, many of those homes still stand, and they remain arguably the most splendid homes surrounding New York City — one is even on the market for a cool $100 million. Here are a few of the best specimens. [more]