Saturday, April 24, 2010
'Solana', originally the Stephen Howland Brown estate designed by Addison Mizner c. 1917 in Matinecock. This was Mizner's last Long Island commission. Brown was a governor of the New York Stock Exchange and partner in the brokerage firm of Vernon E. Brown & Co. Brown died in 1917 and it seems he never had an opportunity to live at the house. Sometime shortly afterwards it was purchased by Charles Augustus Stone Sr., a founder of Stone and Webster Inc., a very prominent engineering firm. It appears he hired William Welles Bosworth to design some alterations to the house c. 1920 before commissioning Bosworth to design an entirely new house next door in 1927. Click HERE to see 'Solana' on google earth and HERE to see it on Bing.