Friday, June 26, 2009

Oak Knoll

'Oak Knoll', the Bertram G. Work estate designed by Delano & Aldrich in Mill Neck in 1916.  Work was the president of B.F. Goodrich Company and had Billy Delano design him this residence atop a hill with a view of Oyster Bay.  The formal gardens were also designed by Delano.  Click HERE to see 'Oak Knoll' on google earth.

The front entrance and courtyard with numerous statue niches and wrought iron.  



Click below to see 'Oak Knoll' in a 1966 aerial shot.


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm not certain I can survive if you tell us that this lovely place has been demolished. Please share the current 'situation' and condition. Hopefully this house is well maintained?! Thank you, Robert

Zach said...

No no, it's still intact, click the google link and you will see what it looks like now. The property has been reduced but the house still stands.

Anonymous said...

This has always been one of my favorite North Shore estates. Does anyone know if plans for the second floor have ever been published? I have seen those for the main floor but was always curious about the second.

Anonymous said...

I have had the great fortune to visit with the former owners of this house. The Lady of the house grew up in the home and had the most amazing stories about the old Gold Coast parties. The inside was kept as if it were new. It's an absolutely beautiful home.

Anonymous said...

I used to live there. The house is still in wonderful condition. The second floor has a master suite of 2 bedrooms/baths with a private study and 3 other bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. The grand stair has a fabulous skylight.