Sunday, October 18, 2009

When 'Sterling' Was For Sale

A brochure advertising 'Sterling' (I don't know why it has an i in this brochure), the Hans Kierstede Hudson estate in Mill Neck, built c. 1906. The home was originally built by Henry Hayes Wood who called it 'Munadin Farm'. H.K. Hudson was the son of Charles Hudson who resided at 'Westbrook Farm' ('Knollwood'). The home is no longer standing.

Brochure courtesy of SPLIA.


Anonymous said...

Hi Zach,

Stirling is the Scottish spelling as per the city of Stirling which sits between the Scottish Highlands and Lowlands.

There were several major battles at Stirling during the Wars for Scottish Independence involving Robert the Bruce and William Wallace (depicted in the movie Braveheart). See here for more:

Zach L. said...

Thanks. I suppose I should be more specific, I was questioning why it had an 'i' in the spelling in the brochure as opposed to an 'e' in the spelling in both the SPLIA and Spinzia books.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the garage/stable and greenhouse still stand and perhaps garden and pool features.

Anonymous said...

Hello Zach, I read your blog daily, and nearly always with a lump in my throat, awaiting a good or sad truth in each case: "is it still standing?" That remains my daily question. I know the results are mostly economics, such houses are difficult to afford, and I assume the houses of the nineties built in 'The Hamptons' will fall some day soon as well. But these marvelous houses of your site, studies and focus, particularly break my heart when I read they were demolished, rather as ante-bellum houses of the south, when you see ruins of old columns and nothing else. Please keep up your good work! Robert