Wednesday, May 5, 2010

One of H.P. Whitney's Residences

A residence belonging to Harry Payne Whitney designed by Charles Willing of Furness, Evans & Co., Architects in Glen Cove. While Whitney's main Long Island residence was in Old Westbury ('The Manse'), I'm not entirely sure what he used this one for. He did own a hydroplane motor boat that he used in the Sound off of Glen Cove. During one outing in 1912 the boat had a malfunction at a high speed and stopped short throwing Whitney and his passengers into the water. He was rescued by Alice DeLamar who happened to be in a boat nearby. If anyone knows anything else on this house please share.


Pictures from Architectural Record, 1919.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Curious to know more about the house-particularly the picture of Santa going down the chimney in first photo. As always your site is a great way to start the day. Thanks.

J.

Anonymous said...

I wasn't sure what that was atop the kitchen wing chimney..really a Santa? I think this was prob. a coastal home, for sailing etc..close to Piping Rock. and Sewanaka. just a guess.

Anonymous said...

or an escape from Gertrude

Turner Pack Rats said...

at first glance, this looks like just another boring neo-col but man, what a raft of detail. the scale for one. on one side its a two story with a great antebellum porch tacked on the end and on the other side, its a one story cape with a gambrel roof and it has a chimney stuck in the middle of the wing. plus, it looks like the builder used up some windows he couldn't use elsewhere like that big rect. andersen one on the second floor in the back - nice and those tall skinny ones. but the crowning achievement has to be the santa chimney with a window in it on the first floor.
i doubt its extant - a little too quirky but plain enough so it would be hard too pick out of the background on bing or google.

security word def - "whucies" - companion of whatcies

Robert F. Crocker said...

During one outing in 1912 the boat had a malfunction at a high speed and stopped short throwing Whitney and his passengers into the water. He was rescued by Alice DeLamar who happened to be in a boat nearby. luxury sober living