10. Coindre Hall

Photograph courtesy of Lessing’s Hospitality Group

Coindre Hall, also known as West Neck Farm, is a 40-room mansion inspired by a medieval French château. The 1912 home was constructed for pharmaceutical magnate George McKesson Brown and was designed by Parisian architect Clarence Luce. Brown was also a Huntington Fire Commissioner for 29 years, and he lived in the mansion until he sold it in 1939. Coindre Hall then became a Christian boarding school and was renamed in honor of Father André Coindre, the founder of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. Since 1973, Coindre Hall Park has been administered by the Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation & Conservation.

With Medieval turrets and views of the harbor, Coindre Hall is one of the easternmost mansions of the historic Gold Coast, which stretched to the Geissler Estate in nearby Fort Salonga. Coindre Hall is also located near the former Marshall Field III estate in Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve.

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