Sunday, February 15, 2009

Wolver Hollow

'Wolver Hollow' was built for Charles Oliver Iselin c. 1914 in Upper Brookville by the firm of Hoppin & Koen. Iselin was an investment banker and owned 4 yachts that competed in the America's Cup sailing race, of which he is also a member of their hall of fame. His wife, Hope Goddard Iselin, was the first woman to sail in an America's Cup race. Iselin owned over 200 acres and he had the Olmsted Brothers, Beatrix Farrand and Ellen Biddle Shipman design the landscaping around the property. He also had Warren & Wetmore design alterations to the house, and his wife had Harrie Lindeberg design alterations in 1941 after Iselin had passed away. Click HERE to see the house on google earth. Click HERE to see the MLS listing as the house is for sale.

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

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