Thursday, November 19, 2009

When Henry C. Martin's Estate Was For Sale

A brochure advertising the Henry C. Martin estate designed by Harrie T. Lindeberg c. 1924 in the North Country Colony in Glen Cove. From SPLIA, "the rambling English Tudor house Lindeberg provided in 1924 for Henry C. Martin in North Country Colony, Glen Cove, compiles carved verge boards, brick nogging in half timber frames, myriad slate roofs, limestone doorways, an oriel, and clustered chimney flues with Samuel Yellin's grille work and Abram Poole's arboreal mural in the dining room". Click HERE to see the house on google earth and HERE on bing.

Brochure courtesy of SPLIA.


An Aesthete's Lament said...

Now Abram Poole is a name one doesn't hear of very often anymore, unless it is in a footnote, ie his brief marital experiment with Mercedes de Acosta. Though I continue to hear, periodically, that AP was probably the love of David Adler's life. Could be just rumour though.

Anonymous said...

I know the house well. It is kept in fabulous condition by its current owners, but sadly the dining room murals are long gone.

Glimmerglass said...

Another glowing example of the almost peerless talent H.T. Lindeberg had with making absolutely magnificent manor homes. Stately yet overflowing with charm.

It is such a shame that in 2009 we lack this quality of architect as well as the skilled builders who knew how to take leaded glass, slate, flagstone, wood, ivy et al and make something so wonderful.

The Down East Dilettante said...

Lindeberg definitely knew how to design a house.

Indeed one does rarely hear of Abram Poole anymore. Do society muralists even really exist anymore, in the tradition of Poole, and Robert Chanler, etc. Poole did such wonderful murals in the rotunda at Castle Hill, designed by David Adler.

I'm enchanted with the idea of him as David Adler's great love---certainly both had socially proper foxhunting wives in common. Going off-island for a moment, David Adler's exquisite house for Abram Poole's brother Ralph in Lake Bluff , in shabby condition, was still going begging for a buyer six months ago, and now that a decorative painting by Abram Poole from that house is currently on the market---not a good sign for the future of the house, once decorative elements start being stripped :-(

Not vast, in a good neighborhood, a masterwork by a famous architect, not expensive, still unsold:

Abram Poole Painting: