Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Rear of 'Erchless'

The rear of 'Erchless', the Howard Phipps estate designed by Adams and Prentice c. 1935 in Old Westbury. Click HERE for more on 'Erchless'.



5 comments:

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Lovely house; hideous name, no?

Zach said...

It was taken from a Scottish castle with the same name.

Anonymous said...

You must love this house, we get to see more pics of it all the time. And I must agree it seems to have one of the most beautiful intact gardens of this period. Does Mr. Phipps still live in it and have you been inside?

Anonymous said...

I agree with the previous comment; the gardens are magnificent. Your photograph of the pool is superb. The greenery of the lawns, shrubs and trees combined with the blue pool are beautiful and you've really captured the grand scale of the vista... very lovely.
- CDR from San Marino (formerly of NYC)

Glimmerglass said...

As noted by another I'm delighted that we get to see more of this house over time. With nary another house in site, the open meadow, the thankful absence of any late 20th century additions or alterations it just looks as if you were able to walk back in time.

The architecture albeit a tad heavy does gracefully convey an immediate feeling of subtle power. I would suspect the home is bit dark inside as the six over six windows of the rear facade are relatively small.

The small personal nits aside this manor shows that restrained wealth, tastefully secluded on a plot of land, does still exist. If only we could see the stable complex ...