Harbor Hill: Portrait of a House


Richard Guy Wilson
W.W. Norton & Co., 2008
$45.00 ($38.25 members)

Designed by Stanford White, and rarely out of the news during its brief but celebrated life, Harbor Hill was one of the most lavish country houses built in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century. Located in Roslyn and commissioned by Katherine and Clarence Mackay, Harbor Hill was an extravagant product of social aspiration. As a portrait, this book explores the many stories surrounding Harbor Hill’s creation, from western mining and old versus new wealth, to religious differences, art collecting, and the people who built and ran the house and its gardens.

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