Thursday, November 4, 2010


'Shoredge', the D.W. Smith estate designed by York & Sawyer c. 1910 in Cove Neck. Click HERE to see the brochure from when 'Shoredge' was for sale and click HERE to see 'Shoredge' on google earth.


magnus said...

Read the brochure- it describes the delights of the property as "Rolling grounds. Manure planting.... Doesn't sound very appealing, does it? I wonder what they meant.

The Ancient said...

Back when they were making up the names for these places, didn't they ever feel some obligation to be interesting, or charming, or clever in some non-silly way?

Maybe the men's clubs should have had a rule -- "You won't be considered if you've called your country house something stupid."

(If I am stricken with a bout of unexpected energy, I'll go through the list for admirable exceptions to the rule. Or Zach could propose his own favorites and run a poll.)

Zach L. said...

I like the sound of it. Now I just need to figure out how to put up a poll on here.

ChipSF said...

Ancient -
Eagerly awaiting your list!