Dedicated to the preservation of Long Island's 'gold coast' estates and other things old.
DED: Ditto. This is my all time favorite.
All the more that it's completely intact.
Really fabulous. Is the similar-but-smaller Studio of Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney, also by Delano & Aldrich, extant?
I think Zach deliberately makes me go find those floor plans so I can zoom in to read them -- that's right, this is all about me (joke).I provided Zach with a copy of what I made ... for him to do with what he will.The house -- yes, beautiful, inspiring ... I wonder if that's what has saved it all these years?
It really is astounding to find one that hasn't been gutten and improved and cheap courtyard fountain'd, isn't it?
Yes, It has always been one of my favorites also. Delano & Aldrich at their best doing jewel like houses.
House was used to film horror flick the Sentinal.
@Devoted classicistYes, the GVW studio is still extant and was fully restored a number of years ago by her granddaughter as a residence
I'm pretty sure Knole, the Martin estate in Old Westbury, was all original...that is, at least as of a year ago or so. I'm sure there are a scant few left out there that have been fortunate enough to survive that fate that many have suffered. Oak Knoll surely stands out....a beautiful, beautiful structure. Every once and awhile I'll take a drive just to view that amazing entrance court....outstanding!!!
I've been pondering the question of Oak Knoll. Very few houses of its era have been preserved in public ownership. This one is one of the very best of its time, and so deserves public ownership. I suppose that Mill Neck is one of those places that would rather have it subdivided than preserved for the public, though. It's a conundrum.Palm Beach wouldn't allow the Post Foundation to open Mar a Lago because they didn't want the traffic----and look what's happened now. Sad, very sad.
Capital P for Perfection!Book to look for -http://books.google.com/books?id=PfsvwzwaQqUC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=falseOnly one preview page #128. Book itself has interior shots.http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/anthony-rivaras-house-b-f-goodrich-familys-oak-knoll/Check the "More Info:" link!http://wikimapia.org/#lat=40.801953&lon=-73.6057162&z=17&l=0&m=b&show=/1891935/Gertrude-Vanderbilt-Whitney-Art-StudioLinks to some of the murals that have been dispersed added to tag.http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/10/realestate/10lizo.html
Paraphrasing property card for Oak Knoll - the very best kind of hardware, heavy oak doors, marble and oak throughout, hand painted walls in breakfast room, steel framed-fire proof construction. Greenhouse and Supers Cottage - http://wikimapia.org/#lat=40.8813858&lon=-73.5482472&z=19&l=0&m=b&show=/20791764/Oak-Knoll-s-Greenhouse-and-Service-Buildings
I'm just happy to see that "The Oak Tree" is still alive and well. (If you're not paying attention, check the plat. It's behind the house to the left.)Dilettante --You're complaining that Palm Beach -- of all places -- has elected to become more like itself?
Sorry to detract from the subject at hand but here’s a 19th century waterfront property for sale in Cutchogue, Suffolk County that is featured on the ‘Wall Street Journal’ real estate web-site today: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303795304576456363597955374--LESS.html#%2F1 I don’t recognize the family name from any other of Zach’s postings & the architect isn’t identified. Very nice house … in a much different way than ‘Oak Knoll.’
DFP.....beautiful house.Is the greenhouse and services buildings still part of Oak Knoll? I notice when I pass there is a seperate driveway...but that always could have been....
Sorry...I meant ARE the greenhouse and services buildings still part of Oak Knoll?
Nassau County has Super's Cottage/greenhouse/garage plotted as a separate pierce of property.
Awww....too bad...they're lovely stuctures on their own.
After viewing the older Oak knoll posting, I became intrigued by the comments. I'm sure readers of this blog would love to hear about the gold coast parties, about the families who lived here, and more more more about the house itself. Please "Annonymous" tell us more!
I'm sure readers of this blog would love to hear about the gold coast parties, about the families who lived here, and more more more about the house itself.Read Zach's archives. It's all there.
The current owners of "Oak Knoll" are a couple from Italy. They have been there more than 20 years. They have an adult child away from home. They own all the outbuildings and 2 homes next door. One is occupied by the woman's mother and the other is on the market. The others are rented out. They are quite private people. He is in construction in NYC.
I'm so happy to see that they seem to have respect for this great piece of history and art. Wish I had the cash to rent out that greenhouse and caretaker cottage.
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