The 165 acre estate where the Great house of Castle Hill is stunning. It's hard to believe this was only a summer home.
A line of statues is on both sides of part of the massive grass mall in the back yard.
In the middle of the back yard is the Casino.
There was once a saltwater swimming pool in the center of this structure.
Included were bathhouses, cabanas and an indoor ballroom! Off in the distance is the Atlantic Ocean although you can't see it due to the rolling green mall.
Massive chess and checkers! I don't know if this is original or not.
It takes a while to walk the length of the back yard. That is the house you can barely see in the center to show perspective.
Eventually you reach a beautiful area where you could lie out on the grass and enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of the ocean.
To get to the beach it was a MUCH longer walk. I think we took the wrong trail! It started like this and we thought we were close.
Then we just kept walking which got harder as the sand became fluffier. If you have ever walked a distance in fluffy sand you know what I mean! We both felt it in our legs the next day.
Fun Hollywood East facts - This site has been seen in a few films. The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Flowers in the Attic (1987), and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009). Apparently the grass mall was used in the first episode of the Amazing Race 17.
I hope you enjoyed this visit. It was a treat for us! Thank you for stopping by. ~Val