Wednesday, January 4, 2012

'Jericho Farm'

'Jericho Farm', the Middleton S. Burrill estate designed by John Russell Pope c. 1906 in Jericho. Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Jericho Farm'. Click HERE to see the estate on google earth and HERE on bing.




Photos from American Architect & Architecture, 1918.

11 comments:

Doug Floor Plan said...

Although no longer in its full glory at least this good looking house survives & I'm impressed Meadow Brook Country Club has not slapped some huge, unflattering ballroom/pro shop onto one side as we've seen happen to other houses converted to commercial use.

The Down East Dilettante said...

You mean like 'Woodside'? Speaking of which, what is the status of 'Woodside' these days?

As to this place---classic Long Island. Big, quiet, understated...and no home should be without its own water cascade. And so true---its survival without a modern function wing is nothing short of a miracle---although let's face it---the maintenance building on the garden front, and the path from it to house, isn't exactly sensitive...

archibuff said...

What a magnificent formal entry drive with clipped trees snd an elegant water feature. I think the only other CC in the vicinity to operate without an overscaled enormous addition is Deepdale CC in North Hills, another beautiful design composition. Probably has to do more with the high entry fees and low membership levels than any great sensitivity on the part of the operating board. Regarding Woodside, the greens look well maintained, there were golfers out this fall, but I havent heard if the club has officially reopened again, although that was what the intentions were when the property changed hands.

mylittlehousingblog.com said...

A very fine estate. I will do some good reading about this one. Thank you for posting.

Charles said...

Did anyone catch the piece done (on PBS) last night on Underhill Farm, the Myron Taylor mansion? I had thought that it was being renovated, but I was wrong. Paul Mateyunas led a tour of the place. It was deserted and run down. It was great to see the inside of the house, but so disappointing to see the condition it's in. Does anyone know its status?

The Ancient said...

Off-topic Quote of the Day:

I feel like I am doing my child a disservice when she cried at age 4 because I told her we will NEVER buy a country house.

http://www.urbanbaby.com/talk/posts/53801088

h/t Jeremiah's Vanishing New York

archibuff said...

What was the name of the PBS program to see if it will be repeated? That estate has historic interiors and a Bing view shows tarps covering part of the roof and the formal garden stripped of all landscaping. I also thought the home was being renovated.

Turner Pack Rats said...

looks like those big hedges and the gardens "bought the farm" (hyuk -hyuk). but a very sucessful intepretation of the symmetrical wing formula esp. the curved side. i assume all that overgrown stuff towards the interstate was farm/greenhouse/gardens?
ps - congrats on 4 years - zach - you're the bees knees (almost as hard to find as mothballs)

security word def - "hasines" - a person endowed with a large trigonometric function

Anonymous said...

Yes, I'd like to see that PBS special also. They always repeat on either 13 or 21.

Charles said...

Archibuff- I believe the program was called "Off Limits." I made a mistake- it was on the Travel Channel. You can watch the video here:

http://www.travelchannel.com/video/long-islands-luxury-ruins-16302

archibuff said...

Thanks Charles. I would say great video, but its unfortunate to see the mansion's condition. The building does look shabby but by no means beyond restoring Supposedly there are stories that the estate was purchsed by someone in the financial sector and was undergoing renovation when the markets fell. The state of the home would seem to confirm a renovation project stopped mid-stream. Hopefully this story doesnt have a sad ending.