Inisfada, literally meaning “Long Island” in Gaelic, was the former summer home of Manhattan businessman Nicholas Brady and his wife Genevieve. The Manhasset, Long Island mansion featured 85 rooms and sat on 30 acres of real estate. The mansion was built in Tudor Elizabethan style and was adorned with gargoyles and angels within its halls. Its clear that the owners favored immense attention to detail, as a medallion of Genevieve’s namesake, St. Genevieve, topped the porte cochere, and fairytales were carved into the walls.
The mansion was sold to the New York Province of the Society of Jesus in 1937 and converted into a Jesuit treat house in the 1960s, as it remained for 50 years before they could no longer afford to keep it running. Today, the mansion is not accessible as it is blocked by guards.