Tuesday, April 27, 2010

'Bayberry Land' Interiors

The accompanying interiors to 'Bayberry Land', the Charles H. Sabin estate designed by Cross & Cross c. 1918 in Southampton. Click HERE for more on 'Bayberry Land'.

Pictures from Architectural Review, 1919.


The Ancient said...

Too bad there's no picture of the secret wine cellar.

(Just guessing.)

The Down East Dilettante said...

I smiled when I saw Aesthete's comment that she imagined the interiors as simple oak and rush seats...as I knew already that they were something grander and sleeker. I think they're very good however. If I remember correctly, Mrs. Sabin had run her own decorating firm during her first marriage and had much to do with the interior design. The staircase railing was by Samuel Yellin, the god of American metalworkers.

There are a couple of photos of the house just before demolition in this article---showing it was not quite the 'wreck' that the developer claimed.

The Down East Dilettante said...

oops, bad dilettante, forgot to include the link: http://www.hamptons.com/detail.php?articleID=330

Karena said...

It breaks my heart to see this sort of thing happen with such grand properties and examples of architecture.

Art by Karena

The Down East Dilettante said...

Sorry to keep commenting, but I've been googling my way through Bayberryland, and have come up with these links http://www.southamptontownny.gov/content/72/837/1839/1841/default.aspx

to even more terrific period and contemporary photos of the estate---definitely worth a look Definitely one of the best designs of its era. It might interest aesthete, who probably already knows it, that Cross & Cross were also the architects of Sister Parish's childhood country home.

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite south-shore estates. Developers will find any reasons they can to tear something down. What a loss!

Anonymous said...

A real loss.

Turner Pack Rats said...

i would never wish death, disease, pain and suffering on anyone but in this case, i'll make an exception. what a blithering idiot. i cannot fathom how someone could do this kind of thing. for one thing, it looks like it would have made the perfect clubhouse for an exclusive golf club - duh! sorry to use bad words, zach, but what an asshole. i think we should send him a present - say a 50 pound bag of good old certified organic Maine horseshit-gift wrapped.

i was almost too upset to put in the security word def - "reedrec" - when tadpoles go bad

Anonymous said...

the staircase and a few other Yellin items are for sale here