Monday, February 23, 2009

The house it was written about

OhekaU.S. National Register of Historic Places
Otto Kahn estate, (HABS photo)

Aerial view of extensive gardens

Oheka Castle was the country home of financier and philanthropist, Otto Kahn. Built by Kahn, between 1914 and 1919 and located on the Gold Coast of Long Island's north shore, the home was and remains, the second largest private home in America, comprising 127 rooms and over 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2), as originally configured.

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