It was quiet on Meadow Lane except for the occasional banging of a hammer in the distance and the song of a red wing blackbird near the shores of the Atlantic. History was being made in the midst of this tranquility as a small crew of workmen began dismantling Dragon Head, making way for Calvin Klein's new, smaller, 17,000 square foot beach house.
The Chesterson Estate during the DuPont days.
A bird's eye view of the massive estate in its heyday as Elysium. Image courtesy of Sotheby's
SLAYING THE DRAGON: The mansion, as significant as it has been all these years, was not deemed historically significant or architecturally relevant by the Architectural Review Board (ARB) in Southampton earlier this year. Photos by Andrea Aurichio
Soon to be the house where Calvin lives.