Monday, July 15, 2013

'Beacon Towers'

'Beacon Towers', the Alva Vanderbilt Belmont estate designed by Hunt & Hunt c. 1917 in Sands Point.  Click HERE for all the previous posts on 'Beacon Towers'.  Photo from the Library of Congress.


The Down East Dilettante said...

Funny how sometimes something that really shouldn't work turns instead into a moment of genius, isn't it?

Doug Floor Plan said...

DED, are you talking about Elizabeth Taylor's second marriage to Richard Burton?

I'm sure Ancient has an even better example -- ?

magnus said...

Zach: if you come across them, would you post side by side photos of the house before and after the Hearst "renovations". I think the first photo you posted was the entrance court a la Hearst. I'd love to see more. Any idea of who Hearst's architect was?

DED: I fully concur. Everything about Beacon Towers is ridiculous, but the whole thing is marvelous.

Zach said...

Surely...stay tuned tomorrow.