Monday, July 22, 2013

'Linden Hill'

 'Linden Hill', the Richard Flint Howe estate with alterations designed by Carrere & Hastings in 1917 and 1927 in Brookville.  Howe was married to Abby Deering, daughter of William Deering of the Deering Harvester Company, later the International Harvester Company.  He was a partner, secretary, treasurer and director at the International Harvester Co.  His son William Deering Howe resided at 'Highpool', also by Carrere & Hastings c. 1926 at the northern end of the property (now Long Island Lutheran High School).  Howe's brother-in-law James Deering owned 'Vizcaya' in Miami.  'Linden Hill' burned down c. 1970 after becoming the Tam O'Shanter Club, click HERE to see on google earth.  Click HERE to see the still extant outbuildings to the estate on bing which appear to be a separate residence.  Click HERE to see a 1966 aerial shot of the property.








10 comments:

Tyngsboro said...

Elegant, spacious and comfortable ~ I wouldn't kick it out of a shower !

The Down East Dilettante said...

wonderful house, wonderful photos. These are a serious treat.

It appears to my questioning eye that the central, main. block incorporates a typical mid-19th century Long Island frame house? The eaves, chimney placement, and scale and proportion of the windows all point in that direction.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful home...enchanting photos.

Anonymous said...

love the sheep

Anonymous said...

So the nineteen seventies styled CC is sited on the original knoll where the house stood?

The outbuilding/stable is listed as Highpool's on wikimapia.

Linden Hill is dignified from the entry approach however the rear elevation looks more akin to a jumbled mess sprouting divergent wings in every direction. Period image with the grazing sheep could be 6 attached houses all with their own unique rooflines. Resembles the work of ten architects having their way with it over a century and that second storey enclosed porch is a distraction.

lil' gay boy said...

Must have been quite a place for a kid to explore...

Zach, Your Mama mentioned your blog Sunday...regarding the sale of Wooldon Manor.

Tyngsboro said...

It seems that the Dilettante has a very good eye for details ! Consulting the Acanthus Press "Carrere & Hastings Architects", Vol. II, we see in the project listing that in 1915 "alterations" were planned for the Richard Howe residence, and carried out in 1917 ~ and later still in 1927. In 1926 'Highpool' for W. Deering Howe is listed. Both show "Jericho" as the location.

StoneHollow said...

Anonymous -
The main house survived through the '60s. It was used by Tam O'Shanter until it burned down in 1971 or so. The current clubhouse is indeed where the original house once stood.

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Anonymous said...

Haven't seen this before. Always wanted to know what the Tam O'Shanter clubhouse replaced.
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