Beacon Towers | Sands Point, Long Island, NY (near Port Washington). Mrs. Alva Belmont, widow of Oliver Hasard Perry Belmont, built (1917-1918) this Long Island Gothic fantasy castle designed by Hunt & Hunt. She was the mother of Consuelo (Duchess of Marlborough), William K. Jr. and Harold S. Vanderbilt. She sold the estate to publishing mogul William Randolph Hearst, and moved to France. He sold it in 1942 and it was demolished in 1945.
Beacon Towers | Sands Point, L. I., estate originally built for Mrs. Alva Vanderbilt Belmont 1917-1918 was sold to Wm. Randolph Hearst in 1927. This photo reflects architectural changes made by Hearst. Residence was demolished in the early 1940s.