Gatsby style: Mansions of the Gilded Age including Newport, Rhode Island, and New York

I’m obsessed with the Gilded Age and Jazz Age, which explains why we’ve had so much coverage on Luscious of movies, TV shows, architecture and fashion from these periods in history, from Downton Abbey to The Great Gatsby. The lives of these ridiculously wealthy business people (in the US) and aristocracy (in the UK) fascinate me…

 

Here are some previous posts which might get you into my mindset, including some background:

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F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
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The Great Gatsby film and TV adaptations

Photos from "The Great Gatsby" film and TV adaptations
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Historical style: Summary of our posts relating to The Great Gatsby and the 1920s

A quick look at our posts relating to The Great Gatsby and the 1920s
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Gatsby style: 1920s wedding inspiration - part 1
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Film sets from Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby
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Architecture: Beaux Arts style

Architecture: Beaux Arts style
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Architecture: Art Deco style

Architecture: Art Deco style
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Bling fling: Diamond and sapphire rings

Bling fling: Diamond and sapphire rings
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The Great Gatsby: Menswear inspired by the 1920s from Brooks Brothers

Masculine style: Mens clothing inspired by the 1920s from Brooks Brothers
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Gatsby style: 1920s wedding inspiration - part 2

Gatsby style: 1920s wedding inspiration - part 2
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Luscious hotels: Oheka Castle, Long Island

Oheka was one of the inspirations for Jay Gatsby's home in The Great Gatsby, and is now a hotel.
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Luscious hotels: F. Scott Fitzgerald Suite at the Plaza Hotel, New York

A new, luscious Gatsby-inspired hotel suite at the Plaza.
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Recommended viewing: American and British period drama TV series and films

Some suggestions for American and British period dramas and films relating to the Gilded Era through to the Jazz Age

 

 

Grand mansions of the Gilded Age

These photos of grand buildings and interiors are mostly from New York, the “Gold Coast” on Long Island, and Newport, Rhode Island, as well as various other places from around this era plus photos from New York during this time of great development.

Disclaimer: I am not a historian, so my apologies for probably including some images which are not technically true to the period.

Many of the homes have since been destroyed (the Gilded Age with all its excess could hardly continue forever, especially once the Depression kicked in) but some photos and paintings remain, whilst other houses now thrive as tourist meccas – see the links below for more insight.

 

PeterWRoussMansionBayvilleLongIsland.jpgCoe Hall - Gatsby mansions - Long Island - Gilded Age.jpgBeacon Towers - inspiration for Gatsbys West Egg house - demolished in the 1940s.jpgfalaise sands point new york long island.jpg1920s decor ideas - Art Deco room as inspiration for Gatsby map room.jpgCoe_Hall_at_Planting_Fields.jpgCornelius Vanderbilt II mansion by George Post 1893 - corner 58th and Fifth.jpegchepstow-newport-rhode-island.jpgGatsby mansions - Frick Estate.jpg1930s proposal for the developement of the Sara D Roosevelt Parkway.jpgInsifadaMansion.jpgArt Deco design photos - masculine room.jpgHempstead House - falaise sands point.JPGAerial View of Ormston House The Aldred Estate at Lattingtown New York.jpgbeacon towers.jpgAlfred E Smith dedicating the Empire State Building - New York in b&w.jpgHarry E. Donnell House.jpgchateau-sur-mer-dining-room.jpgAmerican history in photos - New York in black and white photos.jpgHarbor Hill mansion now demolished.jpgelms-newport-ri-cherub.jpggreen-animals-topiary-garden-main.jpgAmerican history in photos - New York in black and white pictures.jpgArt Deco staircase - black and white photos.jpgelms-newport-ri-garden.jpgArt Deco interior design ideas.jpgHarbor Hill mansion.JPGkingscote-parlor.jpgMeudon mansion from above.jpgIndian Neck Hall 6.jpgNicholas F. Brady - Manhasset estate Inisfada entrance.jpgInspiration for Gatsby set design - office desk.jpgInspiration for The Great Gatsby 2013 film - map room.jpgOld Westbury Gardens - Gatsby-related mansions - Long Island.jpgBlack and white photos - New York man on building site of skyscraper.jpgbreakers-mansion-cherub-detail.jpgPembroke-mansion.jpgCaumsett formerly the Marshall Field III Estate.jpgFarnsworth .jpgmarble-house-chinese-tea-house.jpgmarble-house-newport-rhode-island.jpgGatsby film drawing - inspiration for the Buchanan house.jpgGatsby set inspiration - masculine 1920s design.jpghunter-house-benches.jpghunter-house-parlor.jpgInspiration for the Gatsby house via Bazmark on Facebook.jpgInspiration for The Great Gatsby - map room.jpgisaac-bell-house-dining.jpgKnickerbocker Bank on Columbus Circle now Time Warner Center.jpgLaurelton Hall Long Island now demolished.jpgNYIT de Seversky Mansion exterior.jpgMatinecock Point mansion.jpgMeudon mansion - aerial view - now demolished.jpgkingscote-hall.jpgMeudon mansion now demolished long island.jpgisaac-bell-house-newport-ri.jpgMill Neck Manor - Gatsby style mansions.jpgNew York city vintage photo inspiration - bustling city pictures.jpgmarble-house-alva-vanderbilt.jpgRhode-Island-Newport-Kingscote.jpgNicholas F. Brady - Manhasset estate Inisfada ceiling.jpgNYIT de Seversky Mansion.JPGold westbury gardens long island.jpgRetro pictures of New York - city photos in black and white.jpgOld Westbury Photos on Long Island New York.jpgPeacock Point Long Island.jpgRhode-Island-Newport-Rosecliff.jpgPembroke Glen Cove NY.jpgPembroke mansion.jpgPembrokeViewPostcard.jpgPhotos of American history in black and white.jpgPotter_Palmer_Mansion_old.jpgRhode-Island-Newport-Chateau-sur-Mer.jpgRhode-Island-Newport-Chepstow.jpgrosecliff-lillypond-newport-ri.jpgRhode-Island-Newport-Isaac-Bell-House.jpgrosecliff-newport-rhode-island (1).jpgThe Clayton Estate.jpgBiltmore Estate in Asheville North Carolina.jpgThe Cornelius Vanderbilt II Mansion on Fifth Avenue.jpgOld America history photos in black and white.jpgRhode-Island-Newport-Rough-Point-exterior.jpgThe original Vanderbilt mansion on Fifth Avenue & 57th Street.jpgThe William Salomon Mansion at 1020 Fifth Avenue salon.jpgThe William Salomon Mansion at 1020 Fifth Avenue staircase.jpgrosecliff-newport-ri-ballroom.jpgThe William Salomon Mansion at 1020 Fifth Avenue.jpgrosecliff-newport-ri-dining-room.jpgVintage cars Ford on bridge in America - black and white images.jpgThe Braes Mansion_ Herbert Pratt_Standard Oil.jpgWestbury Long Island house.jpg1920s decor ideas - interior design photos in black and white.jpgAmerican history in photos - The Plaza hotel - black and white images.jpgB&W photos of old New York.jpgBeacon Towers - demolished in the 1940s.jpgBelle Meade Plantation in Nashville Tennessee.jpgBG-Fergusion-cloister-tower.jpgBiltmore in Asheville North Carolina.jpgThe entire New York skyline gained 100 feet between 1920 and 1926.jpgBlack and white photo of vintage car on driveway.jpg1920s decor ideas - eleborate ceiling - design.jpgAmerican history in photos - New York in black and white images.jpgbreakers-mansion-gates.jpgbreakers-mansion-newport.jpgBuchanan house inspiration - grand chandelier.jpgbreakers-mansion-sideview.jpg40 Wall Street - The Bank of Manhattan Building - New York black and white images.jpgold westbury gardens - temple of love.jpgBurrwood mansion - now demolished.jpgC.H. DeLamater Vermland mansion Eatons Neck 1865 known as The Bevin House.jpgCaumsett - Marshall Field III.jpgCaumsett mansion long island.jpgchateau-sur-mer-ballroom.jpgCharles M Schwab mansion on Riverside Drive between 73rd and 74th Sts.jpegchateau-sur-mer-newport-ri.jpgchepstow-newport-staircase.jpgclark mansions once stood at 77th and Fifth new york.jpgclayton-The Clayton Estate frick.jpgCoindre Hall huntington.jpgDeco bathroom design - black and white photo.jpgCoe Hall mansion built from 1918-1921 for William Robertson Coe.jpgmarble-house-newport-ri.jpgDeco dining room lighting via mylusciouslife.jpgeagles nest vanderbilt mansion long island.jpgelms-newport-ri-fountain.jpgCharles II-style mansion Westbury House was completed in 1906.jpgFalaise - Built in 1923 for Harry F. Guggenheim and his wife Caroline Morton.jpgfalaise sands point - looking up from water.jpgfalaise sands point old long island.jpgOheka Castle library - long island gatsby house inspiration.jpgGatsby chandelier inspiration via Bazmark on FB.jpgGatsby house inspiration - estate gardens.jpgGatsby style houses - Gilded Mansions - Glen Cove Mansion.jpggreen-animals-topiary-garden.jpgbraes gate - The Braes - gilded mansions.jpgGroton Farm.jpgIsaac Vail Brokaw house 1890 on the corner of 79th and Fifth.jpegchateau-sur-mer-staircase.jpgFrom the book - New York 1930 - black and white photos.jpgIndian Neck Hall exterior.jpgguggenheim mansion sands point long island.jpgPlanting Fields - Coe Hall - Gatsby inspired buildings.jpgInspiration for the Buchanan estate in Luhrmann Great Gatsby.jpgHarbor Hill mansion - Mackay.jpgHempsteadHousefront.jpgOheka Castle Mansion NY Aerial View.jpghunter-house.jpgIndian Neck Hall long island.jpgHenry Hudson Parkway - one of Robert Moses 1930s projects.jpgInspiration for Gatsby set design - bedroom drawing.jpgInspiration for the map room in The Great Gatsby.jpgLyndhurst by Alexander Jackson Davis in Tarrytown NY - Gothic Revival style.jpgoheka Castle library - long island gatsby mansions inspiration.jpgJohn-S-Phipps-OldWestburyGardens.jpgkingscote-dining-room.jpgIndustrial New York city - black and white images.jpgkingscote.jpgOld-Westbury-Gardens-Gilded Age.jpgLooking across to Manhattan over river - America in black and white.jpgisaac-bell-house-dolphin.jpgMill Neck Manor.jpgKnollwood 4.jpgNicholas F. Brady - Manhasset estate Inisfada.jpgRhode-Island-Newport-Belcourt-Ballroom.jpgMap room inspiration photos - The Great Gatsby.jpgmarble-house-gothic-room.jpgLooking Northwest from the Shelton by Alfred Stieglitz - Old New York.jpgMasculine sitting area - Deco design.jpgRhode-Island-Newport-Marble House gold room.jpgMeudon mansion Locust Valley New York.jpgNew York city vintage photo inspiration.jpgNew York in black and white - 42nd street and 6th avenue.jpgNicholas F. Brady - Manhasset estate Inisfada salon.jpgsands points guggenheim castle.jpgOldWestburyGardensEntranceHall2.jpgrosecliff-newport-ri-statue.jpgSkyline of vintage New York - black and white pictures.jpgwhitedrawingrm Harbor Hill mansion.jpgWilliam K. Vanderbilt II 24-room Spanish Revival mansion Eagles Nest.jpgThe Astors Beechwood Mansion newport.jpgThe City of Ambition by Alfred Stieglitz.jpgThe Paramount Building on 43rd St and Seventh Avenue in Times Square.jpgPlanting Fields - Coe Hall - Gatsby style mansions.jpgThe William Salomon Mansion at 1020 Fifth Avenue bedroom.jpgTimes Square 42nd street sign - New York in black and white.jpgVanderbilt Manhasset.jpgView of old New York - Manhattan city photo from south.jpgVilla Mille Fiore Long Island.jpgWestbrook Farms - Knollwood - Gatsby style mansions.jpg

 

 

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