Wednesday, May 20, 2015

'Morse Lodge'

'Morse Lodge', originally built for Tyler Morse c. 1909 by Little & Browne in Old Westbury and pictured here under the subsequent ownership of Gustave M. Heckscher.  Click HERE for more on 'Morse Lodge'.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

'Applegreen'

'Applegreen', originally the H.P. Whitney residence designed by McKim, Mead & White c. 1902 in Old Westbury and pictured here under the ownership of his sister Dorothy and her husband Willard Strait.  Click HERE for more on 'Applegreen' and HERE for more on the estate stables.

Monday, May 18, 2015

'Westbury House'

'Westbury House', the John S. Phipps estate designed by George Crawley c. 1905 in Old Westbury.  Click HERE for more on 'Westbury House' and HERE for all previous posts on the estate.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

'Groton Farms'

'Groton Farms', the Robert D. Winthrop estate designed by McKim, Mead & White c. 1897 in Old Westbury.  Click HERE for more on 'Groton Farms' which has since been demolished.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

'Broad Hollow House'

'Broad Hollow House', the F. Ambrose Clark estate designed by Rogers & Zogbaum c. 1912 in Old Westbury.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Broad Hollow House'.

Monday, May 11, 2015

'Wheatly'

'Wheatly', the E.D. Morgan III estate designed by McKim, Mead & White between 1890-1900 in Old Westbury.  Click HERE for all previous posts on 'Wheatly'.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

'Martin Hall'

'Martin Hall', the James E. Martin estate designed by Little & O'Connor c. 1900 in Great Neck.  Click HERE, HERE and HERE for more on 'Martin Hall'.

Monday, May 4, 2015

'Still House'

'Still House', the Paul D. Cravath estate designed by Bradley Delehanty c. 1920 in Locust Valley.  Click HERE to see a brochure from when 'Still House' was for sale and HERE to see the residence on bing.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

'Peacock Point'

'Peacock Point', the Henry Pomeroy Davison estate designed by Walker & Gillette c. 1914 in Lattingtown.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Peacock Point' which has since been demolished.

Monday, April 27, 2015

'Beacon Towers'

'Beacon Towers', originally built for Mrs. O.H.P. Belmont by Hunt & Hunt c. 1917 in Sands Point and later owned by William Randolph Hearst.  Click HERE for all previous posts on 'Beacon Towers'.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

'Hill House'

'Hill House', the Anton G. Hodenpyl estate built c. 1900 in Mill Neck.  Click HERE for more on 'Hill House' which has since been demolished.

Monday, April 20, 2015

'The Cove'

'The Cove', the Cord Meyer estate built c. 1900 in Kings Point.  Click HERE for more on 'The Cove' which has since been demolished.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The F.C. Havens Residence

The Frank Colton Havens residence designed by Adolph Leicht c. 1905 in Sag Harbor.  Havens was an attorney and investor.  Click HERE to see the Havens residence on bing which is now the Cormaria Retreat House.

Monday, April 13, 2015

'Maycroft'

'Maycroft', the James Herman Aldrich estate designed by Edward D. Lindsey c. 1880 in Sag Harbor.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Maycroft'.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The John Drew Residence

The John Drew residence designed by James Brown Lord c. 1900 in East Hampton.  Click HERE and HERE for more on the Drew residence.

Monday, April 6, 2015

'Claraben Court' Garden

The garden at 'Claraben Court', originally built as 'The Stonehouse' by Jacob Wrey Mould for Thomas Clapham c. 1868 in Roslyn Harbor and pictured here under subsequent owner Benjamin Stern.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Claraben Court'.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

'The Farm House'

'The Farm House', the John Teele Pratt Jr. residence designed by Charles A. Platt c. 1913 in Glen Cove.  Pratt would go on to build 'Beechwood' next door and 'The Farm House' would pass to his sister Phyllis and her husband Paul Nitze.  Click HERE to see 'The Farm House' on bing.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

'Broadlawns'

'Broadlawns', the Angeline Rowan Booth estate in Kings Point.  Click HERE for all previous posts on 'Broadlawns'.

Monday, March 30, 2015

'Andelmans'

'Andelmans', the Joseph Fahys estate designed by Montrose Morris c. 1889 in North Haven.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Andelmans'.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

'Millstone'

'Millstone', the Kenneth Duryee Hull estate in Mill Neck.  Click HERE to see 'Millstone' on bing.

Monday, March 23, 2015

'Wahnfried'

'Wahnfried', originally built for Francis Lewis c. 1895 in Southampton and pictured here under the ownership of William Manice.  Click HERE for more on 'Wahnfried' and HERE to see the residence on bing.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The J. Nevett Steele Residence

The Reverend J. Nevett Steele residence designed by J. Greenleaf Thorp c. 1891 in East Hampton.  Steele was a notable society member and vicar of Trinity Church for seventeen years.  It is unknown if the residence is still extant.

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Alexander C. Humphreys Estate

The Alexander C. Humphreys estate designed by C.P.H. Gilbert c. 1899 in Glen Cove pictured from what was then a golf course on the property.  Click HERE for more on the Humphreys estate.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

'Suffolk House'

'Suffolk House', originally built for William J. Matheson c. 1860 in St. James and pictured above under the ownership of James W. Lane who hired Arthur Little of Little & O'Connor to move the house from its original location and design alterations c. 1912.  Lane was involved with the family cotton firm of J.H. Lane & Co.

Monday, March 9, 2015

'Castlegould'

The stables to 'Castlegould'/'Hempstead House' designed by Augustus N. Allen c. 1902 in Sands Point.  Click HERE for all previous posts on the estate.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

'Thatch Meadow Farm'

'Thatch Meadow Farm', the George W. Bacon estate enlarged by Peabody, Wilson & Brown c. 1914 in St. James.  Click HERE and HERE for more and HERE for a brochure from when 'Thatch Meadow Farm' was for sale.  Click HERE to see the residence on bing.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

'Wyndtryst' Gardens

In the gardens of 'Wyndtryst', the George Plympton estate built c. 1898 in Great Neck.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Wyndtryst'.

Monday, March 2, 2015

'Northwood'

'Northwood', the Mortimer Schiff estate designed by C.P.H. Gilbert c. 1905 in Oyster Bay.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Northwood'.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

'Haut Bois'

'Haut Bois', the Walter E. Maynard estate designed by Ogden Codman Jr. c. 1916 in Brookville with landscaping originally by Jacques Greber and Ellen Shipman.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Haut Bois'.  The house and 8 acres are currently for sale for $16,500,000, click HERE to see the listing via Shawn Elliot.  Click HERE to see the estate on bing.

Photos from MLSLI.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Water Tower at 'Sunshine'

The water tower to 'Sunshine', the Henry B. Gilbert estate designed by Little & O'Connor c. 1900 in Kings Point.  Click HERE for more on 'Sunshine'.

Monday, February 23, 2015

'Clench-Warton'

'Clench-Warton', the Henry Francis Cook estate designed by Montrose W. Morris c. 1891 in North Haven.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Clench-Warton' which is no longer standing.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Alexander C. Humphreys Estate

The Alexander C. Humphreys estate designed by C.P.H. Gilbert c. 1899 in Glen Cove.  Click HERE for more on the residence which burned in 1916 and was replaced with the current 'Winfield Hall'.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

'The Cove'

'The Cove', the Cord Meyer estate built c. 1900 in Kings Point.  Meyer was a director on a number of boards and a real estate developer.  Click HERE to see Meyer's son J. Edward Meyer's estate 'Rhada', also in Kings Point.  'The Cove' was demolished c. 1950.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

'Wyndtryst' Garden

In the garden of 'Wyndtryst', the George M. Plympton estate built c. 1898 in Great Neck.  Click HERE for more on 'Wyndtryst'.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

'The Dunes'

'The Dunes', the Frank B. Wiborg estate designed by Grosvenor Atterbury c. 1895 in East Hampton.  Click HERE for more on 'The Dunes'.

Monday, February 9, 2015

'Sunshine'

'Sunshine', the Henry Bramhall Gilbert estate designed by Little & O'Connor c. 1900 in Kings Point.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Sunshine'.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

'Asher House'

'Asher House', the Henry Asher Robbins estate built c. 1901 in Southampton.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Asher House' which is no longer extant.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

'Myhome'

'Myhome', the Francis S. Smithers residence in Glen Cove with landscaping by Ellen Biddle Shipman.  Click HERE for more on 'Myhome'.

Monday, February 2, 2015

'Hill House'

'Hill House', the Anton Gysberti Hodenpyl estate built c. 1900 in Mill Neck with landscaping by Ossian C. Simmonds.  Hodenpyl was a partner in the brokerage firm of King, Hodenpyl & Co. and Hodenpyl, Hardy & Co.  He was also president of the Commonwealth Power, Railway & Light Co., Michigan Light Co., Union Railway, Gas & Electric Co., and numerous other power and rail companies in the midwest.  Hodenpyl died in 1933 and his wife in 1935.  In 1938 the estate was sold to a William Simpson and 'Hill House' was demolished c. 1940.

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Aftermath at 'Winfield Hall'

Things look fairly grim for the western portion of 'Winfield Hall', the Frank W. Woolworth estate designed by C.P.H. Gilbert c. 1916 in Glen Cove, which partially burned on Wednesday afternoon.  There is extensive interior damage, numerous broken windows and skylights and we're due for more snow on Monday.  Let's hope they can at least get all of the openings covered up by then.  Click HERE for all previous posts on 'Winfield Hall'.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

'Winfield Hall' Aflame

'Winfield Hall', the Frank W. Woolworth estate designed by C.P.H. Gilbert c. 1916 in Glen Cove caught fire today under unknown circumstances.  Click HERE for the CBS News story on the fire.  Photo from HERE.

'Questover Lodge'

'Questover Lodge', the Frederick C. Truslow estate built sometime in the 1890s in Great River.  Truslow was general manager of Williamsburg Cork Works and son of James L. Truslow, cork importer.  'Questover Lodge' is no longer extant.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

'Broadlawns' Entrance

The entrance to 'Broadlawns', the Angeline Rowan Booth estate in Great Neck.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Broadlawns'.

Monday, January 26, 2015

'The Monastery'

'The Monastery', the Mrs. Farquhar Ferguson estate designed by Allen W. Jackson c. 1908 in Huntington Bay.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'The Monastery' which has since been demolished.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Alexander C. Humphreys Estate

The Alexander C. Humphreys estate designed by C.P.H. Gilbert c. 1899 in Glen Cove.  Click HERE for more on the Humphreys residence.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

'Udallia' Gardens

The gardens of 'Udallia', the Roswell Eldridge estate built c. 1910 in Great Neck.  Click HERE for more on 'Udallia' which has since been demolished.

Monday, January 19, 2015

'Bonnie Manse' Court

The court at 'Bonnie Manse', the Charles E. Finlay residence designed by Little & Brown in Great Neck.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Bonnie Manse'.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

'The Braes'

'The Braes', the Herbert L. Pratt estate designed by James Brite c. 1912 in Glen Cove.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'The Braes'.  Photo from SMU's Robert Yarnall Richie Collection.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

'Killenworth'

'Killenworth', the George D. Pratt estate designed by Trowbridge & Ackerman c. 1913 in Glen Cove. Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Killenworth'.  Photo from SMU's Robert Yarnall Richie Collection.