The former estate of John S. and Margarita Grace Phipps, and today site of numerous concerts, lectures, special events, and feature films, Old Westbury Gardens is perhaps the most recognizable of all Gold Coast properties. Its centerpiece is Westbury House, a Charles II-style mansion where the Phipps family lived for 50 years. The 160-acre property also features world-renowned gardens with sweeping lawns, woods, ponds and lakes, and more than 100 species of trees.
The Great Gatsby (2013) | Catherine Martin's original sketch of the Buchanan Mansion alongside a film outtake. F. Scott Fitzgerald described it as “a cheerful red-and-white Georgian colonial mansion, overlooking the bay,” Martin found inspiration in Old Westbury Gardens. Martin made sure to furnish Daisy and Tom’s home more eclectically, including antique furniture that “looks as though it could have been passed down in the family for 300 years.”
Old Westbury Gardens is the former home of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their four children. Completed in 1906 by the English designer, George A. Crawley, the magnificent Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 200 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes. Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts from the more than fifty years of the family's residence. ~~ Long Island, New York
"Westbury House" the Phipps estate, now sits at the center of the eponymous Westbury Gardens, a 160-acre preserve created after John Phipps's death in 1958. The 23-room mansion was designed by George A. Crawley and completed in 1906. The estate has been a popular film location for Hollywood since Phipps passed away. In 1959, several scenes in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest were filmed here.