Tuesday, August 26, 2008


'Germelwyn' was built for Leonard J. Busby by C.P.H. Gilbert between 1896 and 1901 in Glen Cove.  Busby was in the manufacturing business from Brooklyn and chose the 'North Country Colony', a wealthy development of country houses, to build his country home.  C.P.H. Gilbert had designed numerous homes in the colony including Harvey Murdock's 'The Birches' and Frank Woolworth's 'Winfield Hall'.  Busby's house is an unusual one, it is a combination of a variety of styles that all fell under the Colonial Revival tag.  Today the house operates as the North Country Day School.  Click HERE to see 'Germelwyn' on google earth.

The approach.

The front porch and the western wing of the home. 

Looking out into the central court, with the stables off to the left in the distance.

The western face of the house.  This side used to have a view of the Long Island Sound.

The rear.

The stables, which also served as the entrance to the home.

Click below to see 'Germelwyn' in a 1966 aerial shot.


Anonymous said...

wasnt this the house used for the front of daisey's house in the great gatsby?

Zach L. said...

Here (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071577/locations) are the filming locations for the Great Gatsby. All NYC, Rhode Island and the U.K.

Reneé's Reproductions said...

amazing!! I need to visit here!!!