Monday, September 9, 2013


 'Crossroads', the William R. Grace Jr. estate designed by James O'Connor c. 1919 in Old Westbury.  Click HERE, HERE and HERE for more on 'Crossroads'.  Click HERE to see the estate on google earth and HERE on bing.

Photos from The Architect, 1926.


The Down East Dilettante said...

One half expects Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant

Anonymous said...

Is the portico still intact?

Doug Floor Plan said...

The portico is gone, ground level turned into a sun porch & leaving this long side of the house without a focal point; making it look even ganglier than before.

I think that big, full tree on the long side of the house you see on Bing is the same tree the woman is standing in front of in the 1925 photograph.

The photograph of the “Garden Porch” shown today is the “East Porch” on the floor plan, making that window under the porch roof a bathroom window. I have a similar arrangement in my house & can say for a fact: it’s a bad design.