High on hill overlooking Stony Brook Harbor, the Wetherill Estate was built in 1895 by architect Stanford White.
White built the Rose Clift Manor in Newport, RI and designed the original Madison Square Garden and the Washington Square Arch in Washington Square Park along with many Fifth Avenue gems.
With stunning views of the Long Island harbor, this mansion has 16 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths on 3.75 Acres.
The original parcel was 26 acres with the entrance gate a quarter mile away. It originally had two cottages and a stone bridge when it was entered on the National Register in 1992.
It was designed for Kate Annette Smith Wetherill who was White’s sister-in-law, built on Smith family property next to White’s own home, Box Hill.
At the time its was said that White joked,
“I am going to design her the ugliest house you ever saw!”
Well, times and tastes change, because this was and is a McMansion with the most beautiful details including a sky-lit cupola on the top floor.
And it’s listed for $1.5, probably just what the empty land would be worth. It needs a $ million dollar + restoration.
But what a house!
(Photos, via Old House Dreams)