Sunday, December 20, 2009

The 'Homeport' Farm Group

The farm group to 'Homeport', the Adolph Mollenhauer estate, designed by Alfred Hopkins c.1913 in Bay Shore. This is one of a few smaller farm groups designed by Hopkins during this period. Click HERE to see the farm group on google earth.


Pictures from Architectural Record, 1915.

10 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Hello Zach, As with so many of your postings, I wait to hear or read "please let THIS one remain standing," at least the lovely ones like this one. Have you good news about it? I hope so. Lovely, lovely place. Robert

Zach said...

That I do not know. I am completely unfamiliar with Bay Shore and while my guess would be that no it does not still exist, anything is possible.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

All right, this is insanely charming.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

It seems to still be standing, at least partially, according to awixacastle.org, which states it was "designed in 1913 directly across from Homeport ... " Homeport was Mollenhauer's Italianate house, which was built in 1898; it also still stands. He made his money through sugar refining, founded the Pentaquit Corinthian Yacht Club (in operation from 1899 to 1909).

Anonymous said...

82 Awixa, Bay Shore, NY

Anonymous said...

Someone should do a book on the Gentleman's farm groups of Hopkins or for that matter maybe just "The Farm Group" of the American Country House era, they were all so romantic and charming! Hopkins appears to have been the only specialist...the Rockefeller farm now called Blue Hill Farm and the dairy farm at Caumsett are perfection are examples of two of his best.

Anonymous said...

The farm group at Elawa Farms in Lake Forest, Illinois designed by Alfred Hopkins is threatened but is the subject of a preservation effort. Check out elawafarm.org
Doug

The Down East Dilettante said...

Anonymous, are you familiar with the extraordinary farm group designed by Grovesnor Atterbury for Arthur Curtis James, Surprise Valley Farm, in Newport Rhode Island? Amazing.

Anonymous said...

Elawa Farm is not in any danger but is in the process of being restored, it has been "saved" and is now managed by the community of L.F. Illinois.