Monday, October 4, 2010

'Wyndecote'

'Wyndecote', the Robert Henderson Robertson residence designed by himself c. 1887 in Southampton. Robertson had been a partner with William Appleton Potter from 1875-1880 before breaking out on his own. The house was also known as the T. Markoe Robertson house after RHR's only son who occupied the house for many years. The two also practiced together from 1909-1919. Father and son designed a couple of buildings in Southampton; R.H. Robertson designed the Rogers Memorial Library and Hall in 1895 while his son designed the Southampton Hospital between 1911-13. The house and 1.5 acres are currently for sale for $11,950,000, click HERE to see the listing on Corcoran. Click HERE to see 'Wyndecote' on google earth and HERE on bing.




Listing pictures from Corcoran.

12 comments:

lil' gay boy said...

Lovely, well-preserved home, with a distant view of Agawan Lake and just blocks from the ocean. Great fin-de-siecle bones, and little seems to have been done in the way of "intrusive" modernization".

All the amenities the Hamptons can provide, and that arcaded porch looks like a perfect spot for a late afternoon nap with a pitcher of G&Ts.

But even at 1.5 acres so close to Gin Lane, $11.95MM is still a little pricey, especially in this market.

The Down East Dilettante said...

I just came over from the Real Estalker, where the Von Bulow house is the latest for sale in Newport, at 15,000,000---also a little pricey, being the third house on the market and not selling in that price category there...But I digress...

It is worth mentioning that Wyndcote was later owned by Robertson's son T. Markoe Robertson, also an architect, who was the second husband of Cordelia Drexel Biddle Duke Robertson, who lived there for many years in her own special post-deb time warp, red lipstick, pageboy hairdo, cigarette holder and all....

The Down East Dilettante said...

oops, sorry, didn't mean to be redundant about Markoe Robertson, only to add his wife, married to Doris Duke's cousin, and daughter of 'The Happiest Millionaire' of Disney movie fame. (I saw here decades ago at a party in Palm Beach. She really was right out of another time)

HalfPuddingHalfSauce said...
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HalfPuddingHalfSauce said...

Spicy story! I would prefer the c. 1887 exterior over the bright white of today's. If your a beach person why would you come here over the North Shore or vice-versa? Is the water warmer, cleaner in the Hampton's compared to the sandy beaches around Glen Cove ?

HalfPuddingHalfSauce said...

I would also go for that horse and buggy compared to what I drive now.

Anonymous said...

North shore beaches are rocky..south shore beaches are sandy.and yes, the hampton's water is probably cleaner.

Tina said...

HalfPuddingHalfSauce- the south shore water is the Atlantic Ocean with large beaches, sand dunes and crashing waves- the whole beach experience while the north shore water is the LI Sound and the water kind of just laps onto the small beaches. Not nearly as spectacular in my view.

Anonymous said...

I love both the North and South shore beaches. The fact that they are so different is what is so special about Long Island.

Sally Spanburgh said...

Hey Zach, where is this photo from? It's great!

Zach L. said...

I wish I could remember correctly. It was either the Library of Congress or the Smithsonian Archives or one of those other major repositories for B&W images.

J. Paul Zoccali said...

Beautiful home.