Tuesday, January 26, 2010

'Petit Bois'

'Petit Bois', the estate of George Edward Ide designed by James Gamble Rogers c. 1917 in Lattingtown. Ide was president of the Home Life Insurance Company and was married to Carrie Hester, one of the daughters of William Hester, owner of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper. Ide died in the house just two years after it was completed and the estate was eventually sold to Thomas Dickson Sr. who had Bradley Delehanty design alterations in 1929. Click HERE to see 'Petit Bois' on google earth.




Pictures from Architectural Record, 1917.

6 comments:

magnus said...

I love the herringbone brick floor in the entrance and the wicker furniture in the living room- so much more appropriate for the heat of a Long Island summer in those pre-airconditioning days, than the lugubrious interiors created by some of their neighbors

An Aesthete's Lament said...

I'm quite fond of Bradley Delehanty's work.

Anonymous said...

just goes to prove what i said yesterday. run of the mill places like this make it and places with some imagination (or a lot of imagination) like "Shadowlane, Laurelton Hall and Harbor Hill" don't. truth to be told, if they offered this to me with the taxes paid for a 100 years and a million gallons of heating oil, i wouldn't turn it down but......

Anonymous said...

Just wondering, does Architectural Record have a searchable online database or do you find these awesome plans and pictures in the Library? I'm trying to track down some information about a house in Garden City and would love to know the best way to accomplish that.

Zach said...

The library is the best bet but try google books.

Anonymous said...

the reason more "run of the mill"
estates like this one survived is because they were smaller and did not sit smack in the middle of massive portions of land, it was easier for developers to keep them around.