Friday, April 8, 2011
'Kirby Hill', the Joseph Sampson Stevens estate designed by Warren & Wetmore c. 1900 in Muttontown. Stevens was a director at Chemical National Bank, his father F.W. Stevens served 56 years as a director at Chemical, the longest tenure of any bank director in the country at the time of his death in 1928. Joseph S. was also a corporal in T.R.'s 'Rough Riders' and related to Albert Gallatin, Secretary of the Treasury under Presidents Jefferson and Madison. He was related to the Livingston, Newbold and Rhinelander families. The estate was later owned by Byam K. Stevens Jr. (not his son). In 2000 the estate was sold for development and while the rest of the property has been broken up and built on, 'Kirby Hill' still stands and is for sale on 7 acres for $3,499,000, click HERE to see the listing via Daniel Gale Sotheby's (listed with Larsen Realty). Click HERE to see 'Kirby Hill' on google earth and HERE on bing.