Friday, July 13, 2012

The C.C. Rumsey Estate

The Charles Cary Rumsey estate designed by F. Burrall Hoffman c. 1910 in Brookville.  Click HERE and HERE for more on the Rumsey estate.  Photo from Examples of Work by Lewis & Valentine, 1916.


The Ancient said...

There's still a market for Rumsey's sculpture, and anyone wanting a fountain like this --

can get a running start for $65,000 here --

Bonus link: The Rumsey family plot in Buffalo, NY:

The Down East Dilettante said...

Whatever happened to the gentleman artist, with a bit of family money, rich wife, and good civic commissions? There used to be so many of them around. Have they gone the way of the model A?

archibuff said...

Attractive fountain. A previous post mentions the house was vacant and run down and from the street it does appear to need some major maintenance & repairs. Sitting on a fairly decent sized property doesnt bode well for it's future.

Anonymous said...

The gentleman artist, with a bit of family money, sounds a little like my nephew except his wife isn't rich but she's exotic, they both have startlingly massive tattoos which they designed of course, oh God, very young still, under contract at Friedman NYC. Those are his two pieces hanging on the wall in the back, Ian Ingram.


I'm too old to read the letters and the numerals, may I have a senior citizen exemption please?

magnus said...

The Cutting family have owned this property for years, with various Cutting descendants still living about the place in various ancillary structures. The main house, however, has been closed for at least a decade, although the family still use its swimming pool, with the crumbling edifice in the background.

These overblown farmhouse type structures have a charm that can't be beat- to my mind anyway, and look so appropriate against the local topography. Sadly, big money buyers today don't seem to agree.

The Down East Dilettante said...

Magnus---Yes to both