Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Piping Rock Club

The Piping Rock Club designed by Guy Lowell c. 1911 in Matinecock. Click HERE and HERE for more on the Piping Rock Club. Click HERE to see the club on google earth and HERE on bing.

Photos from American Architect & Architecture, 1912.


The Devoted Classicist said...

The awkward third floor contains guest rooms?

The Down East Dilettante said...

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery---McKim, Mead & White's design 'The Orchard' for James Breese in Southampton, recycled as the clubhouse at Piping Rock, but with one of Lowell's courtyard plans. Always fascinates me to see how design ideas travel.

archibuff said...

Very gracious and comfortable clubhouse. I can smell the faint mustiness of old money. Great plans. The grounds are also beautiful to drive through.

Anonymous said...

Does the club still have it's integrity....or has this also been "modernized".

Patricia said...

No photos on the website for non-members, but the club etiquette does not appear to be "modernized."

I had no idea there was a dress code for croquet, ladies golf skirts must be a minimum of 18 inches in length (as measured from the botton of the waistband)and this rule made me smile:

After 6 p.m. gentlemen and boys over fourteen must wear jackets and ties.

But the rule I really loved is no cellphones/PDAs anywhere on the club grounds -- not just "not in the dining room" but nowhere on the grounds. I wonder if that's enforced.

wooded bliss said...

" P.R.C." , say it in perfect Locust Valley lockjaw.