Benjamin Moore Estate

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Benjamin Moore Estate
Benjamin Moore Estate is located in New York
Benjamin Moore Estate
Nearest city Muttontown, New York
Coordinates 40°50′19″N 73°32′17″W / 40.83861°N 73.53806°W / 40.83861; -73.53806Coordinates: 40°50′19″N 73°32′17″W / 40.83861°N 73.53806°W / 40.83861; -73.53806
Area 33 acres (13 ha)
Built 1923
Architect Delano, William Adams
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, French Renaissance
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 79001596[1]
Added to NRHP May 14, 1979

Benjamin Moore Estate, also known as Chelsea, is a historic estate located at Muttontown in Nassau County, New York. It was designed in 1923-1924 by noted architect William Adams Delano (1874-1960) for Benjamin Moore and Alexandra Emery. The manor house is an eclectic Chinese and French Renaissance style inspired dwelling. It is "U" shaped, two and one half stories high with hipped and gable roofs, covered with concrete block on a concrete foundation. The front facade features a steeply pitched roof, four large irregularly spaced chimneys, and a large brick tourelle with a conical roof. The property also has a contributing formal garden, gatehouse, picturesque roadways, garage, conservatory, octagonal gazebo, shed and tool house, and large open lawns.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

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