Elmwood (Oyster Bay, New York)

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Elmwood
Elmwood (Oyster Bay, New York) is located in New York
Elmwood (Oyster Bay, New York)
Elmwood (Oyster Bay, New York) is located in the US
Elmwood (Oyster Bay, New York)
Location E side of Cove Rd., Oyster Bay, New York
Coordinates 40°51′59″N 73°29′45″W / 40.86639°N 73.49583°W / 40.86639; -73.49583Coordinates: 40°51′59″N 73°29′45″W / 40.86639°N 73.49583°W / 40.86639; -73.49583
Area 26 acres (11 ha)
Built 1836
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP reference # 75001200[1]
Added to NRHP April 3, 1975

Elmwood, also known as "The Cliffs," is a historic home located at Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York. It was built in 1836 for New York merchant Thomas F. Youngs (1805–1883) in the Greek Revival style. The original house is a 2-story, gable-roofed, five-by-three-bay wood-frame house. It was expanded about 1915 during its ownership by Charles L. Tiffany II (1878–1947), nephew of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933). It features a prominent cornice and architrave and an imposing tetrastyle Ionic order portico. Also on the property are an assortment of 19th century dependencies including a gazebo, tool shed, ice house, greenhouse, barns, and a brick coach house built in 1918 by Mr. Tiffany. The property also features a tall, octangonal, board and batten water tower.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]

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