Monday, June 3, 2013

'Rumpus House'

'Rumpus House', the Carl J. Schmidlapp estate with alterations by Peabody, Wilson & Brown c. 1920 in Mill Neck with landscaping by Ellen Biddle Shipman and Ferruccio Vitale.  Click HERE for more on 'Rumpus House'.  The estate is for sale and currently listed at $7,500,000, click HERE to see the listing via Daniel Gale Sotheby's.  Click HERE to see 'Rumpus House' on google earth and HERE on bing.




Listing photos via Daniel Gale Sotheby's.

5 comments:

The Down East Dilettante said...

hmmmm. No interiors shown in the listing. Not a good sign.

Anonymous said...

Another not good sign from listing: "Myriad Of Possibilities With 28 Acres Of Rolling Land To Build Luxury Homes With Multiple Access Roads."

Gives the year 1840 as the year built. Hm.

-F

lil' gay boy said...

Incredibly charming, but sadly in need of some major TLC.

Given the location, the acreage, the age & the elegant but subdued entrance facade (no "impress the guests" McMansion here), I fear its days are numbered...

wooded bliss said...

that house is serious Locust Valley vernacular. It screams everything that makes that area sooooo special. I can imagine there must be lots of Locust trees around. It would be so very heartbreaking if this house were to be torn down. If I had the dough, in a heart beat , I would restore this. Rambling and prep style, to its core.

Anonymous said...

As of July 10, 2015, it appears that the North Shore Alliance has purchased the entire 28 acre estate for conservation purposes. The proximity to Shu Swamp Preserve, Francis Ponds, Mill Neck Creek and the Humes Japanese Stroll garden was cited as the reason to conserve the property. The Alliance sent out letters in late July. Presumably the many smaller buildings, some currently rented, can continue to provide an income while the Alliance makes plans for opening the property and more importantly finding a use for the large main house itself, not to mention the repairs and maintenance all that will require. Archibuff