Inisfada, known locally as the St Ignatius Retreat House at 251 Searingtown Rd in Manhasset NY, was recently sold by the Jesuits to a Hong Kong Developer for $36.5Million. The 87 room Gold Coast era mansion was orginally donated to the Jesuits by the prominent industrialist Nicholas F and Genevieve Brady. The buyer plans a new luxury housing development on the 33 acre estate and has indicated desire to demolish this Long Island historical treasure. The estate is within the Inc Village of North Hills which has publically indicated its support for the buyer/developer's plan; and to make no effort to save the landmark. More detailed historical background of the estate, and a petition you can sign to support the Save Inisfada efforts are available at

The matter has been widely publicized in the media, including the NYTimes, Forbes, and all local news. All related newslinks are available on the Council of Greater Manhasset Civic Asociations website