Astor Courts is a Beaux-Arts sporting pavilion set on 50 acres in Rhinebeck, N.Y. Conceived as a playground for the American aristocracy, the house has been newly restored by Sam White, the great-grandson of the original architect, Stanford White.
Over a century, the building shifted from pleasure palace to private home to convent and old-age facility
The building as it looked in 1966, when it was a nursing home overseen by caretaker nuns.
In the newly restored living room, a 19th-century English library table sits beneath a copy of a lampshade original to the home.
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