Wednesday, February 20, 2013

'Notley Hill'

'Notley Hill', the Huntington Norton estate designed by Peabody, Wilson & Brown c. 1919 in Oyster Bay.  Norton was a stockbroker.  Click HERE for more on 'Notley Hill'.  Click HERE to see the residence on google earth and HERE on bing.

Photos from Architectural Forum, 1919.


The Down East Dilettante said...

ah yes. A survivor from an age when people still knew how to build in a local vernacular and the 'great room' had yet to be invented.

The Ancient said...

Pretty little house. Very "Father Knows Best" -- and I mean that in the nicest possible way.

Anonymous said...

Quite underwhelming after the Picket Farm design commission

The Ancient said...

Anon 11:09 --

I think the clients got exactly what they wanted - a modest, comfortable house that would accommodate a couple of children and two or three servants.

(Plus the occasional guest.)

Anonymous said...

It's also possible to regard modesty like this as providential, in that an underwhelming house might not come with overwhelming tax and upkeep bills making it impossible for subsequent generations to keep intact.