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.

4 comments:

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.