Wednesday, June 2, 2010

'Maple Knoll'

'Maple Knoll', the Issachar Cozzens estate designed by Rouse & Goldstone c. 1917 in Lattingtown. The two wings seen in the aerial pictures were added in 1929 by Roger Bullard for the subsequent owner. Cozzens was head of I. Cozzens & Co., a hosiery manufacturer. Click HERE to see 'Maple Knoll' on google earth and HERE on bing.

Pictures from American Architect & Architecture.


Turner Pack Rats said...

one house that actually looks better with the wings altho a little lopsided with that fantastic wraparound conservatory and what the heck are they doing with the garden?

i know i'm supposed to know this but whats the house and playhouse right on the corner of old tappan and lattingtown and was it always that close to the road?

security word def - "ingsac" - virtual bag in which to carry your online bank money

The Down East Dilettante said...

To anonymous of yesterday:

As one of the people that anonymous apparently considers a critical snob, I'm sorry he feels that way. Snob I'm not. I love all these old places, good or bad, unequivocally, and blog myself about some real old monsters of dubious design quality myself. That said, I think aesthetic criticism is a valid exercise---to train one's eye to what is good and why it is good, objectively and not subjectively. It is interesting to compare the works of various architects, and to watch how their designs progressed---the mightiness of Harbor Hill, with its obvious splendors (and the facade, btw, is beautifully designed, compared with the intensely imaginative and ground breaking houses McKim, Mead & White were doing only a decade earlier. Through this sort of discourse we trace cultural and social history, and give things context, their place in the scheme of things, as it were. That, to me is one of the great things when a spirited discussion, from several viewpoints, is underway.

And as far as personal taste is concerned, we're all certainly entitled to that too, are we not?

magnus said...

Funnily enough, this house actually looks better- less massive, more grounded to its site than the photos indicate. And TPR- also not apparent is that the ground slopes rather sharply away from the house, especially on the Old Tappan Road/Lattingtown Road side, so that while the house is quite close to the road "as the crow flies", the set-back appears far greater than it actually is when you drive by. And DED- I agree wholeheartedly- spirited, but respectful debate is what makes all of these sites that we love so entertaining- and makes me hope that my boss is not keeping track of the time I spend following them.