Tuesday, August 18, 2009

When 'Midland Farm' Was For Sale

A brochure advertising 'Midland Farm', the John F. Bermingham residence designed by James O'Connor in East Norwich c. 1923. Bermingham was a one time mayor of Muttontown and the president of a coal company. Click HERE to see 'Midland Farm' on google earth.



Brochure courtesy of SPLIA.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have insight about the mention "the original part of which was the old Toll House"? Re: cottage off Northern Blvd. Was 25A a toll road in the past?

Anonymous said...

I recently saw what is left of this great house and it is in a very sad state. The current owners have no understanding of what this style is all about and the surrounding landscape is an eyesore. Thank for circulating this brochure and all the others thus far....they are a great way to show how sensitively these houses sat in the landscape and gentle manner in which the immediate plantings were handled.

Anonymous said...

The home is now entirely renovated and is a modern masterpiece. It was in ruins. With an infestation of mold and asbestos. The current owners made it nice again.

Love my flag said...

I was in that house a lot during the late 60's and 70's when the Welch's owned it. The swimming pool was cast iron which I thought was odd. A long driveway from Northern Blvd. but thought it was 15 acres back then. Loved the ballroom, spiral staircase, lots of bedrooms and baths, butler's pantry, and huge kitchen. It had a 3 car garage with apartment over it which was rented out. Glad someone has restored it and it was a very special place.

Foxsong said...

The 'cottage at entrance' is now the Muttontown Unitarian fellowship.

Anonymous said...

I have been here many times over the past few years the current owners have completely transformed this home into a masterpiece in 2004 when it was completely gutted and the right wing was built...it was featured on the Secret Lives of the Super Rich which you can see here: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2k1w8o start at 13:58

Anonymous said...

The house has been restored to its original grandeur. Anyone who says different has either not seen it or is just a moron!, the current owners spared no expense using the finest materials and historians along with Angelo corva , the architect, to restore the home . Other than the west wing being added in 2003 ; everything is in its original place from 1923; including the pool ; which was the original steel pool from 1923. All of the original woodwork was restored to its natural finishes as it had all been painted over by the previous owners over the past 80 years . The house turns 100 in 2 years and certainly will last another century .