Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Some Kensington Houses

Some houses that accompanied yesterday's article on Kensington, the Rickert-Finlay developed planned community in Great Neck. Click HERE for more on Kensington.


The Down East Dilettante said...

Modern developers could take a lesson or two from this place

Lori at Jarvis House said...

Hi from the Jarvis House Blog. Lori Guglielmino (aka Kepler) Huntington. I linked your blog to mine. cheers Lori

Anonymous said...

Agreed, DED. Some of the new construction homes where I live (suburban Chicago) are absolute monstrosities.

Thank you Zach - these are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Zach, so beautiful! I've now explored the little enclave from west to east in both Google Maps and Bing, so I feel as though I've actually traversed the streets of Kensington, New York.

I much appreciated your first excerpts from the periodical, with the delightful commentary, which includes an honest (not affected) use of "dear reader" (bless dearest Miss Manners's heart and all her affections!), along with reference to the "development's" canal and lake, which I can't quite place in today's maps.

Then, today, the wonderful floor plans! What struck me is that (almost) none show anything but a living room, dining room, and kitchen (with porches and stairways and, occasionally, a half bath) on the ground floor -- no library, den, study, or room apart. Which I thought was curious, considering the fact that the buyers of tracts in this property insisted on the highest level of developer-provided amenities (including, according to the first article, both underground utilities for street lamps and a development-wide sprinkler system for dry spells!).

All in all, I think, this is one of the most enchanting of your posts -- largely, I think, because it's not just one rich man's fantasy house but, rather, a dream for many people (be they, indeed, affluent).

It has sent my heart soaring!

Concrete Jungle said...

I'll take the first one! They are quite lovely, not too big not too small just right!

Anonymous said...

Icing on the cake, a wonderful village with very charming retail(esp. back in the day )And, the most convenient commute to NYC via LIRR.