Friday, April 10, 2009


'Deramore' was built for Edgar Farrar Bateson Sr. c. 1933 by Mott B. Schmidt in Cold Spring Harbor.  Bateson was a lawyer from Manhattan who had Schmidt design his city residence as well.  Click HERE to see 'Deramore' on google earth.

The very long entrance drive.

The kitchen wing.

The rear, which has an amazing view out over Cold Spring Harbor and out into the Long Island Sound.

The view, with St. John's Episcopal Church visible in the distance.

Click below to see 'Deramore' in a 1953 aerial shot.


An Aesthete's Lament said...

The kitchen wing is especially charming, with that lovely shaped wall to the right, that gentle slope. A native of New Orleans and a grandnephew of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, Bateson married, in 1914, Rosina Hoyt Otis (1888-1978). She was a daughter of Florence Hoyt and William K Otis.

Anonymous said...

This is very interesting to see as it is a direct forerunner of Mott Schmidt's Bedminster house for Douglas Dillon, Dunwalke East (1936) and his Pocantico Hills house for David Rockefeller (1938).

Unknown said...

I really like this one.

Anonymous said...

Rosina Hoyt Otis was the great-niece of William Tecumseh Sherman, and the granddaughter of Alfred Miller Hoyt.

Prior to building Deramore, the Batesons had a large country house in Lawrence.

Anonymous said...

Hi Zach,
Can you help with some research I'm doing.
Can you point me towards a picture of the Stimson house at Highhold (West Hills)?
It may no longer be standing, but it's proving really hard to get any kind of likeness of the house he shared with Mabel.

Robert Marshall