If you saw the historic Woolworth mansion in Glen Cove come back on the market and then quickly disappear, there's good reason: HBO has secured the 1917 estate as a location for the upcoming "Mildred Pierce" miniseries starring Kate Winslet, and for now the estate is off the market.
City officials confirmed that filming on the remake of the 1945 movie will take place for several days starting May 7.
Winfield Hall, as the house also is known, was built for businessman F. W. Woolworth. It is owned by Martin Carey, brother of former Gov. Hugh Carey. He has put the home on and off the market throughout the years.
It was most recently listed with Glen Key Realty for $19.5 million. The nine-bedroom, 10-bath, one half-bath house is on 16.5 acres with a carriage house and a 16,000-square-foot office building. There manse features a clock tower, a marble spiral staircase and marble fireplaces.
The HBO production also will star Evan Rachel Wood and Guy Pearce.
Glen Key Realty photo