DISCOVER OHEKA CASTLE
Experience the Castle's rich and storied history from the Roaring Twenties to present day.
In 1917, construction began on what would become the second largest private residence ever built in America. The estate served as a summer home for Otto Kahn, his wife Addie, and their four children. When Otto died, the estate passed hands several times, serving as retreat for sanitation workers and a training facility for Merchant Marines. After falling into disrepair, OHEKA was purchased by developer Gary Melius in 1984. His vision was to breathe new life into OHEKA—and that’s exactly what he did.Learn More
Tour OHEKA CASTLE on the famed Gold Coast of Long Island and journey back in time to a world of wealth and opulence which exemplifies the decadence of the Roaring Twenties.
Learn about the life and times of Otto H. Kahn and his country home OHEKA, the second largest private residence in America, and stand in the footsteps of dignitaries, socialites and Hollywood celebrities both past and present.Learn More
100 Year Celebrations
Otto Kahn 1919 to Gary Melius 2019
OHEKA CASTLE commemorates 100 Years of history throughout 2019. In celebration, the Castle is offering multiple opportunities to create and experience your own OHEKA Moment.
Film and Photo Shoots
In 1941, OHEKA appeared as Xanadu in the opening montage of the classic film Citizen Kane, starring Orson Welles. Today, OHEKA CASTLE's stunning European style, dramatic surroundings, and proximity to New York City continues to make the Castle a popular backdrop for professional film, television, video and still photography productions...Learn More
Letter from the Owner
It is my peasure to welcome you to my home.
When I first saw OHEKA back in 1984, even in its devastated state, I fell in love. Everyone thought I was crazy to purchase the dilapidated estate but I saw the potential and also recognized the importance of OHEKA...Read Letter