Tuesday, March 15, 2011

'Amincliff' Farm Group

The farm group to 'Amincliff', the Amos D. Carver estate designed by Tooker & Marsh c. 1910 in Locust Valley. Click HERE for more on 'Amincliff'. Click HERE to see the farm group on google earth and HERE on bing.

Photos from Country Life, 1917.


The Devoted Classicist said...

I am very interested in seeing this 1910 building specifically designated as a garage for automobiles, in addition to a separate carriage area. (It riles me when a building that was built as a garage is now referred to as a carriage house). What a wonderful service complex!

Turner Pack Rats said...

it don't look like they been doin' much farmin' lately. unless they planted that new Monsanto seed - Roundup-ready tract house. If so, looks like a hell of a crop (or crap).

security word def - "ingsa" - vietnamese soldier's response to British sergeant when asked to id himself.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

What is it about estate farms that entices me so much? This one is heavenly. I'd be happy to live there, quite happy, indeed.

The Down East Dilettante said...

Charming. Always had a thing for these estate groupings...would make such a wonderful place to live.

And totally with devoted about real estate speak. "Stanford White designed this six-car carriage house with Palladium window in 1927"

bfish said...

OLI readers, please help me. With all of the architecture buffs here, can you tell me what style would describe these buildings (particularly the two building on ends of the U in the first pic and the garage)? My (modest) home in Virginia, though built in the 1920s, is a very similar style -- and it's not Dutch Colonial Revival IMO. I live in an area of many old homes but this style is not at all common.

Thank you!

Ray Spinzia said...

I'm not sure why this entry is labeled Ryefield Manor since the name of Carver's estate is listed as Amincliff in the 1918, 1921, and 1929 Social Registers.

Zach said...

Thanks Ray. Force of habit from Monica Randall's book.

HalfPuddingHalfSauce said...

bfish perhaps Long Island Colonial.

Many votes for a Farm Group book!

I added direct links to the wikimapia tags to Country life in America{easier to read the fine print} and the article used from American Architect and the Architectural Review posted Dec. 8, 2009{interior photos included}.Plus HistoricAerial link. Check the mynas link from 2003. This one has lost all its charm in the conversion.

Next door to Amincliff lived Carroll Booth Alker -