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: Long Island, NY. Venue address and directions will be provided in your payment confirmation email.
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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.
Watercolor by Vik Kromadit of HARRISON DESIGN
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