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Unfortunate indeed. Very spiffy arrangement
More Lord & Burnham greenhouses.
I think this must be my favorite Lord & Burnham ad.(Be sure to enlarge and read the copy.)
Ancient, thanks for the link to the Lord & Burnham book; interesting variations & uses. I counted four on Long Island if you include one to a Pratt in Brooklyn.I also enjoyed the link to Ancient's favorite L & B ad. Ancient, was your favorite part 1) the owner built a tunnel so he wouldn't have to walk outdoors to his greenhouse or 2) that the picture shows a swimming pool inside a greenhouse with one end made to look like a river bank? Or maybe the comment that outdoor swimming pools are a thing of the past ... today L & B would say, "four out of five pool owners prefer their swimming pool be inside our greenhouse;" & you couldn't prove them wrong.But looking at the greenhouse Zach posted, which I think is very good looking, I'm curious that at the far end, the wing with a shingle roof (& not glass) the floor plan shows:1) Stairs -- which must go down to a full basement because there appears to be skylights just above the ground just outside the near end of the structure; &2) Two rooms that don't appear to connect on the interior with the greenhouse rooms; one can enter them only from the outside. I understand they must have a different purpose; I'm just surprised there's not an interior connecting door.
Off subject...Does anyone have any info on "Highpool", the Deering Howe estate in Brookville? I believe now its a Lutheran high school.
It's the tunnel that I like.I know someone in the country who did this about fifteen years ago. He'd built a "spa complex" with a pool and then decided it was beneath his dignity to walk there wearing nothing more than his bathrobe. The resulting tunnel cost more than $500,000.
http://wikimapia.org/#lat=40.8173758&lon=-73.5504627&z=19&l=0&m=b&show=/2279532/HighpoolSchool link has some additional info. http://books.google.com/books?id=EEwCHJRldG8C&pg=PA66&dq=%22Highpool%22&hl=en&ei=UmF_TsHQL8rTgQf7y7Ey&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CEAQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=%22Highpool%22&f=falsePhotos of Howe and daughter. Scrool further down - photo of Dolly Von Stade Bostwick.
Thank you HPHS!!
Ancient, I like your story. My follow-up question is: was this $500,000 tunnel lined with mirrors? (joke ... but not surprised if the answer is yes)
DFP --No, I don't think so.(This is not any sort of secret. His name is Lorin Maazel, and he used to be the musical director of the New York Philharmonic.)
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