Thursday, January 28, 2010

'Crossroads' Interiors

Some accompanying interior photos following yesterday's post on 'Crossroads', the William Russell Grace Jr. estate designed by James O'Connor c. 1919 in Old Westbury. Click HERE for more on 'Crossroads'.






Pictures from Architectural Review, 1919.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

thank god for bing maps. i was looking at crossroads on bing and got flying around as usual. do you know what the big white u-shaped place on the big lot off post road is?

Zach said...

Knole?

http://wikimapia.org/#lat=40.7884213&lon=-73.5911036&z=18&l=0&m=b

http://www.oldlongisland.com/2009/11/knole.html

The Down East Dilettante said...

Some of the rooms are quite charming, but this tall guy feels almost claustrophobic looking at the low ceilings in some of the rooms---they look barely over seven feet. I did a post a few weeks ago about the wallpaper in that little dining room (called a sitting room) on the second floor, which seemed to be almost ubiquitous in 'nice' houses in the 1920's. Also appears in the photos that the paneled room with arches is actually the room over the arch, with oriel windows, despite what the caption says. Thanks for satisfying my interest in this house.

cattychick said...

Interesting how items like fusty old fringed lampshades and overscaled-print wallpaper can ruin otherwise beautiful rooms.

An overall big thank-you to Zach for bringing this long-gone world to all of us.

Zach said...

Much appreciated : )