The Long Island Estate in the Movie “Sabrina”

Salutation House used in Sabrina 1995 movie

The 1995 romantic comedy Sabrina was filmed at a house known as Salutations, a Long Island mansion built in the 1920s. It was a remake of the 1950s classic, starring Julia Ormond in Audrey Hepburn’s role and Harrison Ford in Humphrey Bogart’s.

As the story goes, Sabrina lives over the garage on the Larrabee estate with her father, who is the family chauffeur. (Their stone cottage is charming, too, as you’ll see.) She’s got a crush on David Larrabee, the younger son, but he doesn’t seem to know she exists.

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After Sabrina returns from an internship at Paris Vogue–now grown up, gorgeous, and glam–she finally turns his head. But David’s older brother Linus (Ford) is determined to keep them apart.

Larrabee Manor Salutation House Sabrina

Here’s how Salutation House looks when it isn’t summer — and isn’t dolled up for Hollywood (via Big Old Houses):

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There’s an outdoor pool:

And an indoor pool:

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Indoor tennis courts, and outdoor tennis courts:

A solarium:

The main hall of the house:

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Sabrina–before her Parisian makeover with a bad wig and giant glasses–sneaks into the house, intent on finding David and saying goodbye before leaving for her internship in France:

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Love the porthole window as in the stairway:

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David’s room, where Sabrina goes to confess her love to him, only to realize it is Linus with his back to her in the closet:

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David Larrabee (Greg Kinnear in his first major acting role–he was known as the host of “Talk Soup” on the E! Channel before this) in the pool room:

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Linus schemes to keep David away from Sabrina, fearing that a broken engagement will mean a broken merger between the two families:

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Linus greets Sabrina at the back door. You can see a view of the water in the distance:

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Another view of the library, when David introduces his fiancee Elizabeth (Lauren Holly) to his mother Maude (Nancy Marchand–also known as Tony Soprano’s mom) and Linus:

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The servants in the kitchen (note Paul Giamatti on the right, in a role so small that if you blink, you miss him!):

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I just love the way they designed this kitchen to look like it’s been around for decades:

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Sabrina has lived with her father in the stone cottage above the garage her entire life:

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Tom took the job as a chauffeur because it gave him plenty of time to read. His home is filled with books:

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Sabrina’s bedroom:

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Note the Dutch door on the left:

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The reflecting pool in front of the coach house:

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Salutations was designed by architect Roger H. Bullard in the Georgian Colonial style, for Junius Spencer Morgan III, who was the son of JP Morgan Jr. You can see an old black and white aerial photo of it on Gold Coast Mansions.

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Have you watched Sabrina lately? Do you prefer the original or the remake?

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  1. says

    It’s a GREAT movie which I love – and unfortunately do not own!

    Those pictures of the house are just incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. says

    I love the fact you also mentioned the original ‘Sabrina’. I remember watching that when I was a little girl. Having just joined Facebook, it was great to be able to add another friend to my list.
    Look forward to seeing which movie you choose next to show us

    boysmum2’s last blog post..The Perfect Sleep

  3. Jennifer says

    I can’t believe I have never seen this movie! The house and the scenery are just beautiful, and of course Harrison Ford and Greg Kinnear are pretty nice looking as well! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. says

    Hi, me again, just realised I didn’t say which house I liked. Would have to be the summer house at Martha’s Vineyard. So crisp and sunny.

    boysmum2’s last blog post..The Perfect Sleep

  5. Kelly says

    Wow, what a give-a-way bonanza, Julia!

    I loved much in both movies. I think Bogart was too old for his role, but loved Audrey Hepburn. It’s too bad we can’t mix and match Hepburn w/Harrison Ford and Greg Kinnear (who I think is the REAL eye candy in this movie).

    I wonder where the house for the exteriors actually is.

  6. Valeen N says

    I am such a huge fan of this movie! I’m shocked I don’t own it yet! Maybe I will soon (fingers crossed!

  7. Amy Gangloff says

    WOW the pictures of this house made me dream it was mine and how awesome that would be. Thanks for showing them. The movie would be nice to watch for the first time, never seen it before. Thanks.

  8. Maria P. says

    I loved the original Sabrina – haven’t seen the new one yet. And, oh my God, those photos! Drool. Thank you for the giveaway.

  9. Lisagee123 says

    I used to google earth and see the houses by the shore.
    ~~ Very cool ~~

  10. Middy06 says

    I loved both versions of this movie! Audrey Hepburn’s class echoes through the ages!

  11. Karen says

    Just watched Sabrina…when was it, this past weekend (can’t remember cr%p!). Thanks for the photos, it gives you a chance to savor each room — even pausing the DVR isn’t as good as seeing a closeup picture! HOH is a new subscription on my Google Reader (LOVE Google Reader!!!).

  12. says

    I love Long Island Estates, at least as much as I can remember from the 70’s when I was there. Beautiful!

  13. Sherri B. says

    Man,what a house! I am not sure you can even call that a house. Estate maybe, but no way is it a house!!!! Gorgeous! Sabrina is a great movie! Thanks for the chance!

    sherri419 at gmail dot com

  14. nicole belletiere says

    I have never seen the movie before. I would love to win it and watch it

  15. Theresa N says

    I’m so glad I’m not the only person who falls in love with the houses in the movies. This one is beautiful. So far my obsessions are the house from the Home Alone, Funny Farm, I searched for the other cottage from The Holiday and found out it was set.

  16. Donna M. Clark says

    Oddly enough, I haven’t seen either of the movies. Which is odd indeed, because i love Harrison Ford.

  17. sena says

    Gorgeous photos!! I would love to win the Amazon gift cert.

  18. Angela C says

    Great house…I don’t think I’d want to clean it though! LOL!

  19. Julie says

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

    This is great! I would like the Amazon GC.

  20. A Casson says

    Such Beautiful homes .. The pool on that one looked so inviting. Thank you kindly! skyxsky27(at)

  21. Jennifer Still says

    I’d live in the Stone Cottage I think. It’s perfect! Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. Heather Plasterer says

    love that movie- what a beautiful house and location!

  23. crystal allen says

    what a beautiful house! could you imagine actually living there?

  24. Mindy says

    I loved both versions of that movie! What beautiful pictures. Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Geoff K says

    I never saw the remake of “Sabrina” (though I’m a big fan of the original), but seeing the stills from the film and the breathtaking home at which it was shot, I’ll definitely have to check it out. Being an avid tennis player, my favorite photo of course was the one of the indoor court — that would be a dream come true!!

  26. Becky B. says

    I’d live in the poolhouse… well at least that’s where I’d spend most of my time. :) Thanks for the giveaway.

  27. says

    I thought I was the only one who loved the movie and fell in love with that house. Nice to know I am in good company! I’d move in there in a heartbeat, as long as someone else was paying to heat the place. :)

    Cheers, Kiy

    kiy’s last blog post..Napping. Or Not.

  28. says

    I love this movie! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    P.S. I’ve got a giveaway on my blog as well, feel free to check it out!

    Angela’s last blog post..Burt’s Bees Giveaway!

  29. Christy says

    What a GREAT post…I found your blog about a week ago and just ADORE it! Thank you for all of your time and sharing your eye for detail…Christy

  30. Christy says

    Woops! I forgot to add that although the Estate is PERFECTION…I would choose to live in the Martha’s Vineyard Cottage! :) Nothing like a cottage by the sea!

  31. Christy says

    PS…Didn’t you just LOVE the house in the movie Evening?!

  32. cheryl c. says

    I love the house at Martha’s Vineyard because of the view. I love the ocean.

  33. Alissa Schrader says

    Ive Seen this. great movie. i’d love the amazon equivalent. great giveaway. thanks 😀


  34. Lori M says

    I’m sort of hooked on houses myself. Love your blog name. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  35. arlene says

    Please enter me in your drawing. Alas, I am not following the cutting edge of web connections. I do not twitter, facebook, or any of the other things that I’m not sure what they are. *hanging head for a second* BUT! I do follow blogs! I LOVE Sabrina, almost more than the original one. Another cool movie home is in “The Family Stone.”

  36. CJ F, says

    I must confess I love the estate as well as both versions of the movie.
    If I win I’d appreciate the Gift card as my kitchen needs a new facet.
    I’m a house lover as well.

  37. Chelsea Price says

    Just recently saw this for the first time! Definitely a classic.

  38. Betty N says

    Great Pictures! If I win I would choose the Amazon Gift Card as I have grandkid birthdays coming up.

  39. Francine Anchondo says

    Really nice pictures.Thanks for the giveaway. I would choose the amazon giftcard since I already have the movies.

  40. Jackie says

    Thanks for a great giveaway. I haven’t seen the movie in a long time. I would love to have a kitchen like that…especially if it had the servants in it preparing food!

  41. Shanda says

    I would love the Movie or the gift card. Thanks! Those pictures are amazing.

  42. Ingrid J. says

    I haven’t seen the movie, but all of the houses are nice. I could live in any of them. Thanks.

  43. says

    Loved the movie, loved the houses, and think it’s amazing that you captured all those stills to show us. I like your blog, the premise, cause I love houses. Thanks! I’d love to win a DVD.

    Shirley D.’s last blog post..Vacation Memories

  44. says

    I love when you do the in the movies posts – such fun to see some stills of the great houses in movies I watch. I’m sure you’ve seen it, but there is a book that has floor plans of tv show houses – fictional even. It really is fun to browse through.

  45. Sue A. says

    I’d forgotten how gorgeous the movies backdrop had been. Loved the movie photos!

  46. kim v says

    Wow I love this movie, but never really payed attaention to the house. I will now.
    Thanks for the giveaway!


  47. Elizabeth says

    Thanks for a great giveaway! I haven’t seen that movie in a long time and LOVE it!

  48. judy brittle says

    The house is so gorgeous! Thank you so much for the fantastic giveaway!

  49. Terry C says

    Amazing house! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  50. wendy wallach says

    i would take the marthas vineyard home

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  51. says

    What a wonderful house! I would love to win this!~Anna

    Anna’s last blog post..

  52. says

    You know, I would love to live in the mansion… but as far as having something that I could manage taking care of alone, then Maratha’s vineyard for sure.

  53. Debbie D says

    I really liked that movie. How cool would it be to live in such a house!

  54. Ann.W says

    Did you notice Greg Kinnear looks pantless in the photo at the pool table? I had to get closer to the screen, then I was bummed (just teasing).

    I have actually not seen Sabrina but I have enjoyed many Harrison Ford & Greg Kinnear movies in the past.

    One could only dream of living in one of the homes/mansion you shared with us.

    I have travel a lot of the United States but have never made it to the upper east, it is a dream of mine someday to get there.

    Thank you for letting us peek and for the giveaway, may you have a picture perfect day Hooked on Houses.

  55. Eliane says

    I’d love to win this giveaway! Sabrina is a great movie.

  56. says

    I am so hooked on houses I started a B & B and now have 4 of them. I am always looking for new ways to decorate them! I love the Martha Vineyards house. My daughter lived and worked their for a summer while she went to culinary school in the east. You have a very interesting site and I will be posting it on my blog. (at least I will ask my daughter to it is on her blog… It was amazing seeing the stills of the picture..thank you for the look!

    Jan Rochefort’s last blog post..Jewish Apple Cake

  57. says

    Glad I found this blog! Love it, I’ll be back.
    Whatever happened to Julia Ormond anyway? We never see her anymore.

    I would love to win this. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Alpaca Farmgirl’s last blog post..Extreme Pronking

  58. Sarah Lehan says

    A fairy tale palace, indeed. I’d take the Amazon card please. Thanks for the contest.

  59. K Caye says

    This film I love because its relates to my life. I love the music and the film so much.

  60. Robert F says

    The house pictured here is called Salutations and it was owned by Junius Spencer Morgan, the son of JP Morgan. It’s on East Island in Glen Cove. I’m trying to find which house in Glen Cove was used for the original Sabrina, the one with Audrey Hepburn. Any advice?

  61. says

    This is one of the most beautiful mansions I’ve seen in movies.
    What a great pix gallery!
    Do you have details on the mansion: such as,
    Where is that mansion exactly? I mean the address?
    Can we visit? is it inhabited? Is it in GLen Cove, NY?
    Is it the Salutation Mansion/House?
    I think these photos of the Larrabee’s mansion must have been filmed in several mansions.
    I just watched the movie again, for the 5th time, I think.
    Great location, great movie, great story.
    Peace and Happiness
    .-= Emrick´s last blog ..How to be Happy: Raise Your Energy =-.

  62. Dan says

    This has become one of my favorites! I own the soundtrack and LOVE the music, it reaks of class and elegance, just like the film and matches the lifestyle we’d all love to live.

  63. says

    Hi Julia,
    Your blog is one of my absolute favorites….I can get lost so easily I have to pace myself. I was wondering if you had any pictures from the Larabees outdoor annual party, or the one from Maude’s birthday, or where I could find some. You are amazing, and I know you are very busy. This is a shot in the dark question.
    Enjoy your day….and I will enjoy Hooked on Houses.