Our final stop on our tour of North Shore Mansions was Sands Point Preserve. This estate contains two primary mansions, the Hempstead House and Castle Gould.
Castle Gould was built to be a replica of Kilkenny Castle.
Which from a distance has a strong resemblance.
As with the other estates this one too borders the Long Island Sound. While these mansions remain much like they were 100 years ago, the others nearby have been torn down and replaced with modern houses.
Back up on the hill you again get a nice water view.
The Hempstead House features well kept gardens, although large tents mar the view (for all of those brides from Planting Fields I guess)
This home too features a large turret.
The entryway has massive wooden doors, with a smaller side door for actual use.
Clearly if you are going to visit Long Island Mansions of the past, don’t do it on a Tuesday – they are all closed to tours.