Friday, July 29, 2011

'Roslyn House'

'Roslyn House', the Stanley Mortimer estate designed by James Brown Lord c. 1891 in Old Westbury (what was then Roslyn). Click HERE for more on 'Roslyn House'. Photo from Trees for Long Island, 1908.

6 comments:

The Devoted Classicist said...

Was there a fire? Or a change in taste?

Zach said...

http://www.oldlongisland.com/2008/08/grounds-of-roslyn-house.html

The Devoted Classicist said...

At least the garden features are still appreciated.

Anonymous said...

It actually looks like Hillwood, Marjorie Post mansion in Brookville.

Kellsboro Jack said...

Agreed, Anon, that it has visual similarities with Hillwood.

I've thought some of Lord's best surviving architecture is actually in Tuxedo Park.

Example with the c1900 The Leroy King Estate:

http://bit.ly/pQEYyC

Turner Pack Rats said...

monica claims its demise was brought on by the slate roof being too heavy and eventually crushing the frame. thats a little hard to buy as the frame even in a neglected state was, i'm sure, designed to hold the roof up. a sad loss as this was another eclectic house with so many late Victorian touches so dear to us eclectics. i'm glad two rooms survived and i hope someday Zach's friends let him photo both of the interiors. speaking of which, do old photos of the interiors exist?

security word def -"wishm" - what i'll be doing until Zach gets interior photos.