Tuesday, January 25, 2011

'Tullaroan'

'Tullaroan', the Joseph Peter Grace Sr. estate designed by James O'Connor c. 1910 in North Hills (I do not know why it is listed as Glen Cove in the pictures). J.P. Grace was president and chairman of the board of W.R. Grace & Co. The estate had Olmsted landscaping and alterations by Horace Trumbauer in 1917. Grace was married to Janet Macdonald, daughter of Charles B. Macdonald who resided at 'Ballyshear' in Southampton. In 1954 the estate became the Deepdale Golf Course with the main residence becoming the clubhouse. Click HERE to see 'Tullaroan' on google earth and HERE on bing.


Pictures from American Architect & Architecture, 1913.

7 comments:

The Down East Dilettante said...

Glen Cove, North Hills, Lattingtown, Brookville---upper, lower, old, Oyster Bay, etc...I constantly get confused over their various borders, some of which I gather have actually been fungible over the years?

This is a very earnest, dull house, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Does that house remain as much as it was since it has become a clubhouse?

Zach said...

DED...it can be confusing...especially if you say Oyster Bay and mean the Town as opposed to the Village. I could call Lattingtown or Matinecock Oyster Bay and not be incorrect. Though this case is odd because North Hills and Glen Cove aren't exactly neighbors. And North Hills is in the Town of North Hempstead and Glen Cove is a city unto itself.

lil' gay boy said...

Always thought this was one of the better repurposed estates; did Trumbauer's modifications include the additional wings that frame the pool?

Also, Zach, do you know anything about this estate, which adjoins Deepdale to the east? Was it carved out of another, larger one (perhaps Tullaroan)? I always loved driving past it on the way to work, and sneak a peek up the long driveway.

Security word - begamake: somewhere in the neighbor hood of my current salary...

HalfPuddingHalfSauce said...

If I may... Property in question has the Whitney/Payson family name connected to it. Payson married Joan Whitney; daughter of William Whitney of Greentree. The Paysons lived here. Daughter Lorinda Payson married Vincent de Roulet and lived at house. Built in 1932. Noted on property card "Pin Oak in all rooms, two pine panel rooms".

Zach said...

HPHS...I'm not sure Payne Whitney would be thrilled with you calling him by his given name. Then again he's been dead for quite some time so he probably has no opinion on the matter.

Anonymous said...

Interesting house. I rather like it over all, the first floor is different, few rooms, but very large. I don't like the fireplaces in the bedrooms, they all seem crammed into a corner, without pictures not sure how that would work design wise. Rather strange house actually. However I like strange and odd: Just not sure about those bedroom fireplaces!