Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The William C. Procter Residence

The William Cooper Procter residence built c. 1910 in Amagansett.  Procter, a grandson of William Procter and president of Procter & Gamble, was one of the founders of the Devon colony along with Richmond Levering of 'Devon' which sat next door.  Click HERE to see the Procter residence on bing.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

On the Road to the Beach

On the road to the beach in East Hampton roughly a century ago.  Anyone have any idea which road?

Monday, October 20, 2014

'Minden'

'Minden', the John E. Berwind estate designed by Grenville Snelling c. 1912 in Bridgehampton.  Click HERE for more and HERE to see a brochure from when 'Minden' was for sale.  Click HERE to see the residence on bing.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

'Laurelton Hall' Interiors

 Some interiors of 'Laurelton Hall', the Louis C. Tiffany estate designed by himself c. 1904 in Laurel Hollow.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Laurelton Hall'.

Photos from the Year Book of the Architectural League of New York, 1907.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

'Blemton Manor'

'Blemton Manor', the August Belmont II estate built c. 1865 in Hempstead and pictured here after it had been converted into the local Elks Club.  Click HERE for more on 'Blemton Manor'.

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Louis J. Horowitz Estate

The Louis J. Horowitz estate designed by Hunt & Hunt c. 1918 in Lattingtown.  Click HERE for more on the Horowitz estate which was demolished in 1954.  Photo from the Year Book of the Architectural League of New York, 1918.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

'Oak Knoll'

 'Oak Knoll'. the Bertram G. Work estate designed by Delano & Aldrich c. 1916 in Mill Neck.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Oak Knoll'.  The estate is still on the market for $12,800,000, click HERE to see the listing via Daniel Gale Sotheby's.  Click HERE to see 'Oak Knoll' on bing.

Photos from the Year Book of the Architectural League of New York, 1920.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

'Elyria'

'Elyria', the Albert Heman Ely estate designed by Grosvenor Atterbury c. 1900 in Southampton (the photo incorrectly attributes McKim, Mead & White).  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Elyria' and HERE to see the residence on bing.  Photo from the Year Book of the Architectural League of New York, 1907.

Monday, October 6, 2014

'Airdrie'

'Airdrie', the Edwin Fish estate designed by Delano & Aldrich c. 1920 in Matinecock.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Airdrie'.  The residence and twenty acres are currently for sale for $10,995,000, click HERE to see the listing via Daniel Gale Sotheby's.  Click HERE to see 'Airdrie' on bing.




Listing photos from MLSLI.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

'Pembroke' Entrance

The front gate and entrance to 'Pembroke', the Joseph R. DeLamar estate designed by C.P.H. Gilbert c. 1916 in Glen Cove.  Click HERE for all previous posts on 'Pembroke'.  Photo from the Year Book of the Architectural League of New York.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The E.J. Rickert Residence

The Edward J. Rickert residence designed by C.P.H. Gilbert c. 1908 in Kensington, Great Neck, where Rickert oversaw the development of the planned community.  Click HERE and HERE for more on the Rickert residence.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

'Hempstead House'

'Hempstead House', originally the Howard Gould estate designed by Hunt & Hunt c. 1909 in Sands Point and later owned by Daniel Guggenheim.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Hempstead House'.

Monday, September 29, 2014

'Peacock Point'

'Peacock Point' the Henry P. Davison estate designed by Walker & Gillette c. 1914 in Lattingtown.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Peacock Point'.  The postcard is mislabeled the Jesse Livermore estate.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

'Rosemary'

'Rosemary', the Jay Freeborn Carlisle estate designed by Trowbridge & Ackerman c. 1917 in East Islip with landscaping by Vitale, Brinkerhoff and Geiffert.  Carlisle was a partner with the brokerage firm of Carlisle, Mellick & Co., and was a member of the New York Stock Exchange since 1893.  East Islip was also home to Carlisle's Wingan Kennels where he bred Labrador Retrievers and was considered one of the foremost breeders in the country.  He was married to Mary Pinkerton, granddaughter of Allan Pinkerton.  Carlisle died in 1937, the contents of the home went to auction in 1938 and 'Rosemary' was demolished in 1940.




Photo from the Parke-Bernet Galleries Catalog, 1938 and the Year Book of the Architectural League of New York, 1921.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

'Forker House'

'Forker House' originally the Henri Bendel estate designed by Henry Otis Chapman c. 1916 in Kings Point and later owned by Walter P. Chrysler.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Forker House'.

Monday, September 22, 2014

'Meudon'

'Meudon', the William D. Guthrie estate designed by C.P.H. Gilbert c. 1900 in Lattingtown.  Click HERE for more on 'Meudon' and HERE for all previous posts on the estate.  These photographs were taken during the last days of the house.




Photos from the Parke-Bernet Galleries Catalog, 1956.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

'The Chimneys'

 'The Chimneys', the Bettie Fleischmann Holmes estate designed by Edgar Irving Williams c. 1929 in Sands Point.  Click HERE for more and HERE to see the residence on bing.

Photos from the Parke-Bernet Galleries Catalog, 1942.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The William W. Cocks Estate

The William Willets Cocks estate, a Quaker farmhouse built for his family c. 1805 and later enlarged for Cocks in Old Westbury.  His nickname was 'The Quaker Congressman' and he also served as Mayor of Old Westbury from 1924 (the year of incorporation) to 1932.  Click HERE for more on the Cocks estate and HERE to see the residence on bing.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

'Mayfair'

'Mayfair', the Elihu Root estate designed by Carrere & Hastings c. 1896 in Southampton.  Click HERE for more on 'Mayfair' and HERE to see the residence on bing.

Monday, September 15, 2014

'Nearacre'

'Nearacre', the Edmund Burton Lyon estate designed by Dwight James Baum c. 1917 in Hempstead.  Lyon's son Cecil Burton Lyon was Ambassador to Chile and Sri Lanka.  The home appears to have since been demolished.


Photos from American Architect, 1922.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Jones Beach 1940

The West Bathhouse at Jones Beach in Wantagh pictured c. 1940.  Click HERE for more on Jones Beach (be sure to scroll past today's posting).

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

'Woodland'

'Woodland', the Bradish Johnson Jr. estate designed by Isaac Henry Green II c. 1909 in Islip.  Johnson, a financier and member of Bradish Johnson & Co., originally purchased a house called 'Woodland' which sat on the site and subsequently burned in 1905.  'Woodland' was inherited by Johnson's son Aymar and in 1946 the house was sold to the Hewlett School of East Islip and later in 2006 to a developer who subdivided the property.  Click HERE to see 'Woodland' on bing.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

On the Grounds of 'Boscobel'

On the grounds of 'Boscobel', the Horatio Seymour Shonnard estate with enlargements by Donn Barber c. 1918 in Oyster Bay Cove.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Boscobel'.







Photos from American Architect, 1922.

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Eugene A. Riotte Estate

The Eugene A. Riotte estate designed by Slee & Bryson c. 1920 in Manhasset.  Riotte was president of the Standard Motor Construction Company.  The residence has since been enlarged, click HERE to see it on bing.



Photos from American Architect, 1922.