Saturday, September 5, 2015

Castle Hill - Part 2

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


  1. stunning place! and a large chess set? lovely place for a walk with a nice sea breeze

  2. What a lovely place!
    I enjoyed walking the grounds with you.

  3. I love that chess set its so beautiful
    Lovely place

  4. Wow, only a summer home?! I could live there all year round :) Thank you for sharing your delightful pictures with us. It was a joy to see such a lovely place. Hugs!

  5. What a grand place! I love the giant chess game! Walking on fluffy sand is indeed strenuous :)
    Looks like you were the only ones there? Happy Sunday, Val!

  6. How stunning! The buildings and landscape around them are gorgeous. Love that outdoor chess set! :D

  7. Nice place!!! I love the chess and statues!!
    Have a good week, dear Val!!!!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  8. I've been looking forward to this, Val (part 2).
    What a really wonderful place this is.
    Wishing you a wonderful week!

  9. only a Summer home ah? sigh!! beautiful place!

  10. What a gorgeous place. All of the luxurious finishes remind me of Hearst Castle in California. I'll have to check this place out the next time I'm on the east coast!

  11. Love the gigantic chess game! And imagine 'having' to spend your summers in such a lovely place :-)

  12. Thanks for sharing the tour with us! I do like that chess game. So cool. You are right about the fluffy sand. It's a great leg toner!

  13. que maravilla, me encantaria visitarlo

  14. Truly breath taking! I think you did take the wrong trail! LOL! I love the facts!


Thank you for stopping by! I love reading visitor comments! ~Val