Thursday, September 30, 2010

'Barberrys'

'Barberrys', the Nelson Doubleday estate designed by Harrie Lindeberg c. 1916 in Mill Neck, with landscaping by the Olmsted Brothers. Doubleday was the chairman of the board of Doubleday & Co., Inc. Click HERE to see the brochure from when 'Barberrys' was for sale. Click HERE to see 'Barberrys' on google earth.




10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the view of the bay. Does the house still sit on the original 16 1/2 acres?

Zach said...

Looks like it.

Anonymous said...

Zach,
did you see the article from the 1948 holiday magazine featured in the sept.20 blog from gary lawrence. interesting, with a great couples of pictures, especially one of the Pratt Oval Clocktower building, and another of the marshall field estate main house before the one wing was pulled down.
mentioned the polo playing Bostwicks in a paragraph or two.

HalfPuddingHalfSauce said...

Roslyn East Gate Toll House

lil' gay boy said...

From the air it appears to be relatively unchanged; other than what seems to be new stucco on the exterior.

Zach, do you know what happened to the other service buildings? The drive off the service court looks like it led somewhere, but other than a subsidiary building to the right of the entrance drive they seem to have been demolished. The brochure indicates that there was a 4-car garage with apartment over it, a gardener's cottage, tool house, root cellar & storage shed.

Security word - oustper: when a Frenchman takes over his father's company.

Anonymous said...

i have a sense that the google map we can go to is showing the current estate with property of less than 16.5 acres mentioned in the listing.

HalfPuddingHalfSauce said...

http://wikimapia.org/#lat=40.888252&lon=-73.5526621&z=17&l=0&m=b&v=8&show=/13665899/Barberrys-Gatehouse

Anonymous said...

The Gary Lawrence article is great!! Thought the author was misinformed on a few items. They state that Oheka was raized,and that foxes were never indigenous to the island,which is untrue.Also, they state that the island is not such a beautiful place to live..I disagree, I think Long Island must have been almost an Eden before it became the land of strip-malls, high-ways and ugly crowded sub-burbs.

Anonymous said...

I have been to the house and I don't recall as many outbuildings as there apparently were before. One thing I did learn about the property was that Nelson Doubleday named it "Effendi" which is how you phonetically spell his initials: F.N.D. (Frank Nelson Doubleday).

Anonymous said...

My cousin, an orthopedic surgeon, owned the house. What I remember about it is that it had a rope drawn elevator large enough to fit several people inside.