Friday, March 9, 2012

'Winnecomac'

'Winnecomac', the Abram Skidmore Post estate designed by Woodruff Leeming c. 1908 in Quogue. Post was vice president of the Equitable Trust Company and donated the land for the Quogue Public Library. Click HERE to see a rental listing for the house with additional pictures. Click HERE to see 'Winnecomac' on google earth and HERE on bing.

12 comments:

The Ancient said...

http://streeteasy.com/hamptons/rental/744034-house-quogue

(Cheap at the price.)

The Down East Dilettante said...

Just a nice big pleasant house, with an easy design.

Zach said...

Thanks for the link Ancient.

Doug Floor Plan said...

A good looking, comfortable house with very nice outbuildings & grounds, beautifully maintained. My guess is this house has had very few owners in its 104-year life -- too many owners & an old house begins to look like a Frankenstein assemblage.

Anonymous said...

Very nice indeed. Unfortunately, Quogue as a whole, looks very over-built.

ChipSF said...

This is a deceptively simple house from the outside, but the interiors are quite lovely and it is larger than it looks. I am usually not a fan of these types of staircases (name? sweetheart? U? double?) but this has one has real charm and fits the house.

And what an appropriate kitchen remodel and a nice pool house addition too!

Anonymous said...

Agreed. A magnificently maintained home and property. The garden and pool are very beautiful. Staircase, interior woodwork and mantles are all well done. I would have left a chandelier or two out from the kitchen, but otherwise an A+ estate.

Frances Towle said...

Love that I saw this post. My grandfather, Robert Baird, owned this home up until he passed in 1998. I have many fond memories of roaming through the halls and having my grandmother take us all for rides in the elevator. I have not visited the house in many years but it is magnificent, and looks lovingly maintained. It has a great history and is located in one of the most picturesque, quiet spots in the Hamptons.

Miles Goode said...

This was my grandfather's house. This place seemed like a castle to a little kid. There were always places that we hadn't been. I miss this house.

Larry Steere said...

I was fortunate enough back in the 50's to visit my Aunt Ester (my fathers sister) and Uncle Bob in their spectacular home on more than one occasion with my family. At that time the pool had been filled in with sand so the children could play safely. My fondest memory was of the massive train set in the attic. The stairway to the 2nd floor was like being on a movie set. I also remember a very long kitchen table that would accommodate a small crowd seeing that the family was large and still growing. Fond memories that will last a lifetime.
Larry Steere, Warwick, RI

Larry Steere said...

*correct spelling of Aunt Esther above.

Charlie Zaloom said...

Mr. Steere: We might have that kitchen table. My grandmother, Anna, was governess to your uncle's children and I believe it was given to her in the late '50s or early '60s when she was furnishing her new beach house in Westhampton. She was particularly close to 'Bobby', who visited her throughout his life. It has served our family for at least 50 years and we adore it.