Sunday, August 30, 2009

Templeton Aerial

An aerial of Frederick Guest's 'Templeton' in Brookville, designed by Carrere & Hastings in 1918 (originally for Alfred duPont). Click HERE for more on 'Templeton'.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Zach,
I could be wrong but I dont think so..this was owned by Winston Guest..Frederick's brother..Frederick lived on the corner of Berry Hill Rd. and 25A.
Adam

Zach said...

You're a bit mixed up. Frederick Guest owned the house first, his wife was Amy Phipps. Their son, Winston Frederick Guest, inherited the house. He had previously lived at Duck Puddle Farm on Berry Hill Road. His brother was named Raymond. He also had a sister.

Anonymous said...

You amaze me..how do you know all that? I saw Duck Puddle Farm in the late 70's ( I believe), it was all overgrown, when it was up for sale. At that point, I think it was still owned by the Guest family.

Anonymous said...



The Gruber family purchased Duck Puddle Farm in the late 1970s or early 1980s.

I knew Eric and Dave Gruber from the Portledge School, and my brother was good friends with Dave.

Dave had a party at Duck Puddle Farm not long after his parents bought the place and invited my brother. He said this place was so large inside that you could get lost walking around it.

I remember him remarking about the commercial stove they had in the kitchen, and how Dave's Mother, an interior decorator was in the process of modernizing the house.

I don't even know if Duck Puddle Farm still exists, or if it was raised to build new homes.

I hope it's still there, because we are losing too many of these historic landmarks in the interest of developing every last parcel of land on Long Island.