Thursday, December 30, 2010

Putting a Face to an Estate 5

Lathrop Brown. Below, his estate 'Land of Clover' designed by Peabody, Wilson & Brown between 1912-1917 in St. James. Click HERE for more on 'Land of Clover'.


Myron C. Taylor. Below, his estate 'Killingworth', a pre civil war farm house enlarged by Harrie Lindeberg c. 1922 in Lattingtown. Click HERE for more on 'Killingworth'.


17 comments:

Reggie Darling said...

I am enjoying this series of the faces behind the architecture immensely. Yours is a wonderful blog, and one that I look forward to reading whenever you post. Thank you for the enormous effort it requires. Reggie

An Aesthete's Lament said...

don't forget the ladies as well!

HalfPuddingHalfSauce said...

Year in review 2010 - Out of the hundreds of posts here at oldlongisland what estate would get your vote for number 1 most thought provoking{for any reason}???

For me it would have to be Talbot House - http://www.oldlongisland.com/2010/06/talbot-house.html

TinaL said...

HPHS- why??

Anonymous said...

Mr.Brown looks a dapper gentleman.

HPHS...That's a tuff one, I love most all of these homes.But if I really had to choose, it would have to be a toss-up between Pembroke, Peacock Point or Westbury House (Old Westbury Gardens).

Anonymous said...

HPHS -

Lauralton Hall

Mansions of the Gilded Age said...

All the posts are great and even if its only one thing you learn new about a house or person, it helps put the puzzle together. I have always felt that this interest in Long Island's residential architecture of the Gold Coast and Hamptons, is like a modern day archeology. The fascination with wondering what was behind that rusting overgrown gate at the edge of a road and where it once lead is a journey truly down the weed choked garden path!
The internet and great blogs like Old Long Island are helping us all unearth the histories of all these great lost places! My favorite is Shoremond if I had to choose one.

cattychick said...

My vote would go to Pembroke. What I wouldn't give to take a dip in its glorious indoor pool.

Happy New Year, everyone.

Anonymous said...

Wheatly would be my fave for 2010..Thanks Zach, so very much. Happy New Year.

HalfPuddingHalfSauce said...

To TinaL - why? It seemed to catch everyones eye, many comments etc. I had Talbot House withdrawals! When you have twenty people for the weekend you need all those chairs. Mostly the fact that all of the rare artifacts he had collected{NOT reproductions} were lost in a fire.

Laurelton Hall -

http://www.historicaerials.com/aerials.php?scale=7.72556414915115E-06&lat=40.8725302791685&lon=-73.4823450350557&year=1953

Pembroke -

http://www.historicaerials.com/aerials.php?scale=1.15129038270325E-05&lat=40.8728876675755&lon=-73.6529720222327&year=1966

Shoremond/e -

http://www.historicaerials.com/aerials.php?scale=8.79504309913579E-06&lat=40.9155670365149&lon=-73.5255401774968&year=1966

Looks like the property has gone thru a couple of tear downs. Theres a U-shaped structure were the new house is now.

Mansions of the Gilded Age - At your site you have a picture of Pembroke, what book is that from?

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Xnh7xU1ehnI/S_g-6stADmI/AAAAAAAAAUM/ZqIABxMvvFM/s1600/Pembroke+Aerial.jpg

Not mentioned but recently found -


http://www.oldlongisland.com/search?q=the+cedars

http://www.historicaerials.com/aerials.php?scale=1.6E-05&lat=40.8542664616029&lon=-73.4198541444939&year=1953

The best New Year ever - for everyone!

Ray Spinzia said...

I still think my favorite estate is the Bourne estate, Indian Neck Hall, in Oakdale because of the incredible uniqueness of the ornamentation on the farm buildings.

TinaL said...

HPHS- I'm sorry those double ??'s made it seem like I wondered why on earth you would pick that one but it is certainly not how I meant it.
I can't even choose just one!

Mansions of the Gilded Age said...

Hi HPHS,

It is from an old issue of Holiday Magazine.

The Down East Dilettante said...

I'm taken by Wheatleigh myself, just for the sheer audacity of the scheme, with some affection for Chelsea and Woodside, to say nothing of Black Point. You really expect just one choice out of the riches found here, HPHS? That's like being told you can only take one out of the huge box of chocolates.

I wouldn't mind Little Ipswich, just right as a country house for moi and just a couple of servants

Zach said...

Mrs. E.D. Morgan III was apparently a real stickler for the spelling of the estate, which people constantly altered. Though DED I have never seen it spelled Wheatleigh....usualy Wheatley...though it should be spelled Wheatly.

Anonymous said...

HPHS

Oak Knoll

HalfPuddingHalfSauce said...

TinaL no apologies needed what so ever. You would actually have to enlighten me on the meaning of using more than one question mark. I will sometimes use MANY ? to emphasis my need for answers. Now you have me wondering???

Newly marked -

http://wikimapia.org/#lat=40.8581417&lon=-72.4252707&z=18&l=0&m=b&show=/18455640/Ocean-Castle