Tuesday, March 20, 2012

'Cannon Hill'

'Cannon Hill', the John Henry Jones Stewart estate designed by Nelson & Van Wagenen c. 1911 in Laurel Hollow. Stewart was the vice-president of the Atlantic Mutual Life Insurance Company. The home had a slew of subsequent owners including Yoko Ono. Click HERE to see 'Cannon Hill' on google earth and HERE on bing.

Photos from American Architect & Architecture, 1916.


The Down East Dilettante said...

Looks much more Maine than Long Island.

Enviable site

The Ancient said...

Looks much more Maine than Long Island.

It's looking across the harbor at several similar houses, built about the same time or earlier.

It's a very lovely house. The old black-and-white pictures don't do it justice.

Doug Floor Plan said...

I think ‘Canon Hill’ is a good looking house – if you hadn’t told me where it was I would have guessed upstate, probably Finger Lakes; with a very decent floor plan, well maintained pretty much in its original form on a very nice piece of property. The current, admirable condition of the house is surprising (to me) considering it’s had so many owners that Zach used the word “slew.” I’m trying to figure out if that is more or less than a butt-load.

Anonymous said...

I was a frequent guest at this wonderful house in the late 50's and early 60's when is belonged to Henry Blackstone who was the founder of a company called Servo Mechanisms. Blackstone invented the device which allows railroad crossing gates to raise and lower automatically when a train approaches.

The house presently belongs to Daniel deRoulet whose mother used to be the owner of the New York Mets.