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Castle Gould is a small castle-like building on the grounds of the Gould-Guggenheim Estate or Sands Point Preserve in Sands Point, New York. Begun by Howard Gould and completed by Daniel Guggenheim, the estate grounds feature two castle-like buildings, the main house known as Hempstead House and the smaller Castle Gould. Designed by architect Augustus N. Allen in 1902, Castle Gould was modeled after Ireland’s Kilkenny Castle and is an impressive 100,000-square-foot limestone building, which served as the stables and carriage house and later as the servants’ quarters. While the castle does not not offer tours, you can stop at the visitor center, and participate in seasonal events in the Great Hall, a unique event space with high vaulted ceilings, intricate wrought-iron chandeliers, and plush draperies, and a state-of-the-art soundstage.
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY 11050, Phone: 516-571-7901
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