A&E's America's Castles series offers an insider's look at the palatial residences of the nation's privileged. Gold Coast Estates is an intimate tour of the lavish mansions built along Long Island's Gold Coast. This is the dazzling world of The Great Gatsby, where the socially elite race yachts and New York's grande dames vie for social recognition. The behind-the-scenes tour takes you inside the Eagle's Nest, the Mediterranean-style estate of Willie Vanderbilt. Also meet steel baron Harry Phipps and visit his grand palace. Then, take an exclusive look at the cliff-side Gothic mansions of Alfred Guggenheim and Harry Guggenheim. This film eloquently depicts the region's historic transformation from a tranquil agriculture community to an opulent playground for America's rich.
~ Sally Barber, All Movie Guide