Sunday, December 27, 2009

'Kiluna Farm' Bathhouse & Pool

The pool and bathhouse designed by Charles Platt at 'Kiluna Farm', the Ralph Pulitzer estate designed by Walker & Gillette c. 1910 in North Hills. Platt was also responsible for the landscape design on the property. Click HERE for more on 'Kiluna Farm'. Picture from Architectural Forum, 1918.

5 comments:

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Swell, swell, swell!

Anonymous said...

evocative, although not much in keeping with the house is it?

La Petite Gallery said...

Some pool!!
Very interesting..

magnus said...

I knew Kiluna Farm in the 1970's. By that time, the Paley's who owned the property then, had built a new pool much closer to the house itself (the pool pictured here was quite a distance away). Initially, they had kept this pool open for the use of their servants,but rumors of a nude midnight bacchanalia by the domestics (I'm not making this up), moved them to close it down. When I knew it, this pool and pool pavillion were a ruin in the midst of a tangle wild forest on the verge of the property.

Anonymous said...

My family lived on the farm in the early 1970's. The pool was beautiful to swim in - salt water - with a statue by Rodin at one end. The bathhouse was fully equipped. While you were in the pool, you looked out at beautiful green rolling lawns, punctuated by two enormous, absolutely beautiful red maple trees. The tennis house was beyond these trees.