Friday, November 28, 2008

Knole Front Gate

The front gate to 'Knole', originally the Herman Duryea residence in Old Westbury designed by Carrere & Hastings in 1903. After Duryea moved to Europe the house was purchased by Henry Phipps as a wedding gift to his daughter Helen and her husband Bradley Martin. The house remained in the family until their son Esmond Martin passed away a few years ago at which point the house was sold and the property was unfortunately subdivided, however the house does remain intact and has a new owner. Click HERE to see 'Knole' on google earth.

Click below to see 'Knole' intact in a 1966 aerial shot.

1 comment:

Ralph G. said...

Yikes, I just drove past the entrance of Knole today (4/19/11) and the gate is gone! I have driven past there and loved looking at it since the mid 70's! I realize the property is being subdivided, but does anyone know what is going to happen to that beautiful wrought iron entanceway?