For this issue, we’re overflowing with ideas about how to beautify your home—whether it’s various pieces like reading chairs, floor lamps or other extras as suggested by a trio of renowned local design teams, the latest in flooring trends according to industry expert Louis Iannaco or heading outdoors, where Karen Musgrave of Hicks Nurseries will tell you how to transform your yard into a haven.
We also take a look at how many of the striking Gold Coast mansions have been transformed into homes for community service. Juliet Freudman takes us on a tour of the Pratt Estate, which sits on the 204-acre Welwyn Preserve. What was once the summer house of oil magnate Harold Pratt and his wife, Harriet, is now the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, in addition to being a nature preserve.
Jennifer Fauci writes about the Mill Neck Family of Organizations, which is run by the Lutheran Friends of the Deaf, set on an 86-acre estate looking out over Long Island Sound and home to the 34-room Sefton Manor that was constructed in 1923 at the cost of $2 million. And, if you’re in the mood for art, Juliet tells you about the Kenny Scharf exhibit that just opened at the Nassau County Museum of Art, which is located on the historic 145-acre estate of Childs and Frances Frick.
With this spring edition of Gold Coast Magazine, we think our trip from the past to the present will satisfy your imagination and creativity.
Angela Susan Anton