Tuesday, January 18, 2011

'Box Hill Farm'

'Box Hill Farm', the Gerald Felix Warburg estate built c. 1938 in Brookville, with landscaping by Louise Payson. Warburg was the son of Felix M. Warburg, partner at Kuhn, Loeb & Co. and nephew of Mortimer Schiff, owner of 'Northwood' in Oyster Bay Cove (also a partner at Kuhn, Loeb & Co.). Warburg was also a concert cellist and conductor and vice-president of the NYC Center of Music and Drama. Click HERE to see the Warburg estate on google earth.

Pictures from the Library of Congress.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wife: Natica Nast, duaghter of Conde Nast.House is just next (South of) to Broadhollow.Mrs. Warburg lived there many years. She was a very warm and wonderful person.

HalfPuddingHalfSauce said...

I'm going blind trying to find it. More clues Anonymous, please.

And a painter too -

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940DE0DA173AF931A25755C0A96E948260

Anonymous said...

between cow's path and road's end, house between 2 pools, roughly the center ??

Kellsboro Jack said...

From the NYTs: Natica Nast Warburg and her husband, Gerald Felix Warburg, a conductor and cellist, bought 37 acres of land in 1937. There they built the home they would live in for the rest of their lives. She died in May 1987.

I'm sure the pictures by Gottscho-Schleisner with the Cedar Swamp Rd were already examined.

http://popartmachine.com/item/pop_art/LOC+1441857/GERALD-F.-WARBURG,-RESIDENCE-ON-CEDAR-SWAMP-RD.,-BROOKVILLE,-LONG...

Anonymous said...

rock hill lane, second from the end , right side?

Anonymous said...

north of Roads End..all newly developed land on the Warburgs old property..Between Roads End and Broadhollow.

HalfPuddingHalfSauce said...

http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/mynassauproperty/viewphoto.jsp?txtSection=17&txtBlock=009&txtLot=204&txtSuffix=0&txtBldg=&txtCondo=&txtYear=2013&index=01

lil' gay boy said...

It appears to be this house, on Rock Hill Lane...

Anonymous said...

Zach, A while back you suggested reading "Our Crowd" and I did. Thanks, I enjoyed it very much. I recognize the significance of the this house and the family Warburg. What a history!
Question : since the fall of Lehman..at one point it was Lehman Brothers, Kuhn,Loeb. Does the Kuhn, Loeb name exist at all any more? I am curious if any one can answer that. Did the name just go away? and when?

Flo said...

"Question : since the fall of Lehman..at one point it was Lehman Brothers, Kuhn,Loeb. Does the Kuhn, Loeb name exist at all any more? I am curious if any one can answer that. Did the name just go away? and when?"

For starters, there's this: http://www.kuhnloeb.com/

For more exhaustive accounts, search Google using the original firm name, there is much more to read.