Monday, November 23, 2009

When 'Oak Hill' Was For Sale

A brochure advertising 'Oak Hill', the Arthur Scott Burden estate designed by John Russell Pope c. 1915 in Brookville. Burden was president of Burden Iron Works and died prematurely in a polo accident on this estate in 1921. Click HERE for more pictures of 'Oak Hill'. The house was demolished in the 1950's but sat on Fruitledge Road.



Brochure courtesy of SPLIA.

6 comments:

Mike F said...

Sad that so many homes have been demolished.

Zach said...

Oh yes, the 1960's were an especially rough time for NYC/LI architecture.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

When was the house sold, ie when does the brochure date from?

Zach said...

The brochures that carry this appearance/format date from the mid to late 1940's. A 11/18/1951 NYTimes article states that the estate had been purchased by a builder

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F00F11FB395912718DDDA10994D9415B8189F1D3&scp=1&sq=fairfax+cary+oak+hill&st=p.

Anonymous said...

The stable still survives as a private home.
http://wikimapia.org/#lat=40.8098993&lon=-73.5596681&z=18&l=0&m=b&search=oak%20hill

Anonymous said...

This house reminds me of the Farwell house "Mallow" By Bosworth. Might you have a real estate brochure from this house with interior photographs? Its interior might be of great interest to your followers as I believe it was done by Ruby Ross Wood.