Wednesday, July 11, 2012


 'Meadowwood', the Carleton Macy estate designed by Albro & Lindeberg c. 1908 in Hewlett.  Macy was president of the Queens Borough Gas and Electric Company.  Click HERE for more on 'Meadowwood'.  Click HERE for a picture of Otto taken this morning on day 2 of recovery from TPLO surgery.

Photos from American Homes and Gardens, 1908.


Kirk said...

All my best to Otto, cute puppy.

The Devoted Classicist said...

Best wishes to Otto for a speedy recovery.

The Down East Dilettante said...

Ditto cute, ditto speedy.

Albro & Lindeberg certainly had an impact on a certain sort of American country house---almost as much so as Charles Platt, I'd venture.

Anonymous said...

Best to Otto....he's adorable!

archibuff said...

The pooch is looking fine. Welcome back Zach

Anonymous said...

Otto is so brave, so much love on his face, you two are quite a noble pair, been through a lot together. Thank you also for the link to TPLO, interesting that it compares to a torn ACL, misery. Pulling for you both.


Zach said...

Thank you all for the well wishes.

Otto is indeed a champion...he's had three knee surgeries in the last year and has not run off leash or played with another dog since June 2011. Before his injury he would do both twice a day.

He's not thrilled he's going through this yet again but I keep telling him that hopefully by Halloween he'll be back to running and playing so he just needs to be a little more patient.

Kellsboro Jack said...

Zach, glad to have you back and Otto too.

This house most decidedly is not from the pen of H. T. Lindeberg. Either the client was overly vocal or Albro was the pure lead on this project. It lacks the skill and eye that Harrie injected into his works while in partnership and most certainly as a solo architect.

Albro was talented and together he and HTL had a good voice with other clients but this one? Eh, I just don't get it. Meadowwood almost strains to be modest to the point whereby its unremarkable.

As someone once said not every painting by Rembrandt is a masterpiece and here is the same for architecture.

The Down East Dilettante said...

Yup, all the elements are there---but this one doesn't hit it out of the park.