Thursday, June 28, 2012

'Terrace Hall'

 'Terrace Hall', the Richard Augustus Peabody estate designed by Renwick, Aspinwall & Owen c. 1900 in Lawrence.  Peabody was a partner in the stock brokerage firm of Knapp & Peabody.  Click HERE to see 'Terrace Hall' on google earth and HERE on bing.


Photos from Architecture, 1901.

6 comments:

The Devoted Classicist said...

I like the concept of the grassy terrace, raised with a retaining wall topped with a balustrade, and given a deep porch as an intermediate space to the big Living Room.

The Down East Dilettante said...

I rather like the English Arts & Crafts sensibility of this house, especially the Voysey-esque rounded bays. Terrific floor plan. Pity it is all so hemmed in now.

The Down East Dilettante said...

And, of course, there are those twin tudor gables again. One could make an entire scholarly study around that design trope.

The Ancient said...

Has anyone seen a compilation of the estates that existed in Lawrence between, say, 1900 and 1930?

(Or Cedarhurst?)

Glen said...

I am equally intrigued by the matching building in the background of the first picture. It appears no longer extant.

Anonymous said...

this house was bought by Rockaway Hunting Club 3-4 years ago. Interior didn't have much original detail but the bones are still there. Tons of estates around Cedarhurst/Lawrence but unfortunately there are no preservation rules/historic designations so several have been wrecked over the past decade...