Friday, April 9, 2010

'Many Gables'

'Many Gables', the Eugene S. Kienle Sr. estate designed by William H. Gompert c. 1921 in Kings Point. Kienle was the founder and president of Kienle & Co., a printing business based in Brooklyn. Click HERE to see 'Many Gables' on google earth and HERE to see the brochure from when 'Many Gables' was for sale.

Pictures courtesy of American Architect & Architecture, 1922.


Anonymous said...

Gee. 'Many Gables'. Wonder how they came up with that one ;)

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Vaguely Lutyens, yes? Those aggressive gables are pretty wonderful.

Zach said...

The western portion especially so.

Turner Pack Rats said...

How about calling it "not so many gables" or calling the one next door "many dormers". this doesn't even have as many gables as that one in mass. maybe they could erect a giant pic of clark gable in the front yard - that would give them one more gable.
ah - the good ones go and the bland ones stay.

Anonymous said...

Ron said:

Many Gables was my aunt's house-I spent many wonderful years there
as a child in the 30's and 40's- It was known then to have more gables
than The House of Seven Gables - count them: It is a beautiful house: