Vanderbilt Museum Designer Showhouse Open Until October 16

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The showhouse is located in the Normandy Manor which is on the grounds of the Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport.  Normandy Manor was built in 1917 for the Superintendent of the Vanderbilt Estate to use as his own personal quarters. The two story structure of French – Norman Architectural design was built of pink granite with a slate roof and the property was surrounded by wrought iron fencing.  It is located across the road from the Vanderbilt’s private estate.  The grounds and gardens are as impressive as those found on the rest of the property.

The house was not part of the original beguest to the county, in 1947, it was sold as a private residence.  In the Summer of 2002, Normandy manor was purchased by Suffolk County.

The Design Showhouse opened on September 3rd and will remain open for viewing until October 16th. They are closed Monday’s except on Columbus Day when they will be open from 11:00 – 5:00.  Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:30 – 4:30 and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 – 5:00. Entrance fee is $20. Designer Claudia Dowling, is the Producer of the showhouse and she has designed a beautiful kitchen for the house.   Claudia Dowling has a 5000 square foot furniture and design showroom in Huntington Village.

For more information call 631-421-5290 or email

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