|In the early 1900's, up to the Depression of the
early 1930's, North Shore vast lands from Great Neck to Huntington became the site of
luxurious country estates for wealthy New Yorkers. A virtual Who’s Who of New York City’s
High Society and a play ground for the rich and famous. With the likes of J.P. Morgan, the
Vanderbilts and the Astors, this was “THE” place to be for some of the most notable Americans.
There were 100’s of mansions built during this time. Long Island’s "Gold Coast" which it was
called at this time has left a legacy of elegance, open space, and spectacular architecture
still evident today.
Even before the Civil War, noted editor William C. Bryant established his country estate,
Cedarmere, in Roslyn. In 1899, telegraph company magnate Clarence Mackay erected his 650-acre
Harborhill complex, also in Roslyn. In 1885, Theodore Roosevelt built Sagamore Hill at
Oyster Bay. Roosevelt reveled in Nassau County life, writing, "There could be no healthier
place to bring children up." Hundreds of thousands of other Nassau residents have agreed for
the better part of a century.
Although many of the opulent mansions are no longer standing, there is still a handful
with us today. Some are still privately owned; some are State or County parks, a museum
and a college. These Mansion once ruled Long Island’s North Shore Real Estate, although the
landscape has changed, the North Shore is still one of the most beautiful place to live,
raise a family and shop.
|North Shore Luxury Homes
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