Indian Neck Hall was built for “Commodore” Frederick Gilbert Bourne, a President of the Singer Sewing Machine Company and his large family. Commodore Bourne hired architect Ernest Flagg to create this country estate (one of several buildings designed for Bourne by Flagg) and the Olmstead Brothers to design the landscape of more than 1000 acres. Built between 1897–1900 and then again between 1907–1908, the Federal Revival style mansion had 110 rooms when it was completed.

Approaching Indian Neck Hall
Approaching Indian Neck Hall

Indian Neck Hall
Indian Neck Hall

The mansion is so large, and the courtyard landscaping is such, that from the front entrance it is impossible to capture the entire house in one picture. The following pictures give one a feeling for the scale of this house.

Clocktower and Courtyard
Clocktower and Courtyard

Music Room Wing
Music Room Wing

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Last Modified on May 07, 2012, at 02:46 PM by dh

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