Live Music * Cocktails * Hors D’oeuvres
House Tours by Paul Mateyunas
Garden Tours by Mary Mac Donald
Date: Friday, June 29, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Address: 160 Highwood Circle, Oyster Bay, New York
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Built in 1931 as a country house estate for the financier, Edwin Gould (1866-1933), Highwood was designed by Henry Corse and features formal garden and landscape design by Innocenti & Webel. Stylistically, the symmetrical brick main house with stately forecourt is modeled on historic English country-house design that draws on Palladian and Georgian precedents. Similarly, the formal landscape is also based on late 18th-century English models. Highwood was completed two years before Edwin Gould’s death. The son of railroad tycoon Jay Gould, Edwin was a successful financier who made his fortune consolidating the Continental and Diamond Match Companies. He then became executive vice-president at the Bowling Green Trust – his father’s trading firm – which eventually merged with the Equitable Trust Company.
Directions to Highwood: 160 Highwood Circle, Oyster Bay, NY 11771:
From Northern Boulevard (25A), travel north on Cove Road towards Oyster Bay (left turn going east; right turn going west). From Cove Road, make a left onto Highwood Circle. Travel to the top of the hill where valet service will greet you. Please note, GPS asserts your arrival too soon. You must continue up the hill to get to the actual destination.
Watercolor by Vik Kromadit of HARRISON DESIGN
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