Monday, February 4, 2013

'Whitewood'

'Whitewood', the Donald Scott Sr. estate designed by Dana & Murphy c. 1912 in Lloyd Harbor.  Scott was a professor of anthropology and archaeology at Harvard.  The estate had recently been for sale for $21,000,000.  Click HERE for more on 'Whitewood'.  Click HERE to see the estate on google earth and HERE on bing.



Photos from Architectural Forum, 1919.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks as though it's off the market. Hope that's not a bad sign.

The Ancient said...

http://www.luxuryrealestate.com/news/press_releases/4035-daniel-gale-sothebys-represents-both-sides-of-closed-transaction-on-whitewood-point-54-acre-lloyd-harbor-estate-sold

http://curbed.com/archives/2012/08/28/these-estates-on-long-islands-gold-coast-struggle-to-sell.php#503d2b5a85216d432e0056db

Zach said...

You have to love all the attributions to Stanford White ("attributed to", "believed to be by" etc) even though he'd be dead for a while...

Clearly no one bothered to look it up.

I know who bought the estate and while I won't divulge specifics I will say the house is not in danger.

The Ancient said...

Without reference to this house --

One thing I gleaned from Mosette Broderick's book about MM&W is that White did some large number of off-the-books projects for clients, and he may not always have told his partners about it. Sometimes it was no more than quick sketch; other times the contribution was more finished. Also, MM&W itself used White's work on unbuilt projects for many years after his death.

So maybe all of us (myself included) scoff too quickly. At least sometimes.

chipon1 said...

interesting that on the bing there are only three chimney stacks,while on the top picture here and on the next picture there seem to be four chimney's, one is obscured by the large tree. the one that is missing is the second one from the left as you look from the garage in the top picture.

Kellsboro Jack said...

An interesting article (online) from The Aiken Horse (Sep 2010) on several structures in that South Caroline winter colony with White claims, but thin evidence

http://digital.turn-page.com/issue/15926/70

Another White claimed property on the market now is Skenewood, a lovely c.1904 brick colonial, overlooking Lake Champlain:

http://www.landvest.com/property/15660497/452-Dudley-Road-Westport-NY-12993

"and designed by Stanford White"

Yet, the agency (which is well regarded) even includes an article from Adirondack Life that largely questions that:

http://www.landvest.com/files/property/15660497/6829/NY0294Skenewood_Article/

All harmless I suppose and if it helps preserve a home from being razed if there is even a whiff of it having been done by White, well then I suppose it has its value.

Anonymous said...

The Danile Gale article states that they were responsible for the sale of Knole, Kirby Hill and Land's End, but fails to mention that Land's End was demolished and Knole and Kirby Hill greatly divided, with Knole being left to ruin.