Title: Harbor Hill: Portrait of a House
Author: Richard Guy Wilson
Designed by Stanford White and rarely out of the news during its brief but celebrated life, Harbor Hill was as one of the most lavish country houses built in the United States. Located in Roslyn, Long Island, it was commissioned by Katherine and Clarence Mackay and was the extravagant product of social aspiration in an age of opulence. As a portrait, this book embraces the creation of Harbor Hill by larger story of striving that encompasses western mining, old versus new wealth, religious differences and the building of a church, art collecting, and the many people who built and ran the house and gardens.