New book celebrates Seguine Mansion
April 08, 2015 at 4:38 PM, updated April 09, 2015
The design consultant celebrated the release of her new book about the Seguine Mansion Wednesday morning inside the breathtaking home in Prince's Bay.
The coffee table book, titled "The Seguine House: A Nineteenth-Century Working Estate in Twenty-First Century New York City," offers a full-color photographic volume highlighting the beautiful historic 1838 Greek Revival Seguine house, including its stunning interiors, glorious and romantic gardens and its stables in Prince's Bay.
Bubbly with excitement over the five-year project finally coming to fruition, the West Brighton resident and book producer provided plenty of hugs and kisses to house caretaker George Burke.
"We thought it would never happen -- but if it ever happened I knew she could make it happen," said the 85-year-old Burke, who has spent years restoring the home.
Ms. Mantz, who grew up in an old farmhouse, said: "I've known George Burke for over 30 years and when you grow up in an old house you kind of know everyone else who has old houses, and all their stories intertwine, and seeing this house and all the parties here, of course, how can you not fall in love? It was a love affair and we had so much in common. We love all the old stuff. It's the genteel life, I just love all that."