Thursday, January 19, 2012

'Eastover' Advertisement

An advertisement for 'Eastover', the Colgate Hoyt estate designed by Renwick, Aspinwall & Owen c. 1891 on Centre Island. Click HERE for more on 'Eastover'. Ad from Country Life, 1923.

10 comments:

The Ancient said...

"Can be purchased for value of land only."

Anonymous said...

I wish more of these styles homes stood, they seem very comfortable to me.


Off subject..house tour at Wereholm in Islip this weekend.

Doug Floor Plan said...

Timeline: this house was built in 1891; Hoyt died there in 1922; & in 1923 'Eastover' is for sale for just the price of the real estate -- my guess is 1923 plumbing & electrical expectations, plus changing tastes had left 'Eastover' behind.

I wonder if someone bought 'Eastover' between 1923 & 1930 because being torn down in 1930 probably reflects this house was really undesirable during the Depression. Sad this house lasted only 40 years; all these McMansions should have such short life spans.

The Ancient said...

If "all these McMansions" have as much caulk in them on LI as they do down here, 40 years will be a problem. (I heard one fellow who works for me part-time say that back in 2007 one VA development was averaging eight large barrels per house. Presumably on the assumption that no one will notice, and that caulk is cheaper than carpenters.)

Doug Floor Plan said...

I agree about the caulk, Ancient. I've also witnessed the use of particle board in construction in place of plywood or any natural wood & am a believer that the only acceptable use of particle board is in the construction of cheap furniture; anyone who uses it in the construction of a house doesn't care about that house (my opinion & I'm sticking to it ... even stronger than the "glue" used to make particle board).

Heather, Zach has a contact icon right below his profile in the top right-hand corner.

Anonymous said...

Imagine cows grazing on the grass on Centre Island now!

Anonymous said...

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Zach said...

Anon -

Thanks for the heads up...am deleting that comment now.

Zach said...

I'm not one to pitch a reality show on here, especially one I haven't seen before, but according to The Real Deal, tonight's episode of 'Selling New York' on HGTV at 9:30PM will include stops on Long Island (including possibly 'Templeton' II among others).

http://therealdeal.com/blog/2012/01/19/the-bachelor-star-looks-for-summer-home-on-tv-show/

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