Wednesday, September 25, 2013

'Farnsworth' Aerial

An aerial of 'Farnsworth' the C.K.G. Billings estate designed by Guy Lowell c. 1914 in Matinecock.  Chicken Valley Road is seen running along the bottom of the photograph.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'Farnsworth'.  Photo courtesy of SPLIA.

9 comments:

The Down East Dilettante said...

Another world, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

The aerial is a fantastic find.

What a surprise it must have been for any visitor heading up that long meandering drive stopping before that subdued brick facade, to discover those incredible interior spaces lying within. Truly remarkable interiors and a grandly scaled floor plan. Archibuff

Anonymous said...

Breathtaking. A very under appreciated design. Does not have the architectural notoriety that other Long Island mansions seem to have.

wooded bliss said...

I wonder if the house offered any sort of views from upper floors.

Zach said...

It's hard to tell from the photo but the house sat roughly 100 feet above the entrance to the estate.

wooded bliss said...

if that place had a view of Strawberry Fields and of Upper name escapes me pond (all time picturesque fave)..can you imagine?
That's from where I get my imagination of Hollow: wolver and Valley: chicken

Anonymous said...

upper francis pond

Sean Levchuck said...

A great home, one of my favorites. Wish there were more photos of the inside. Sad to see some of the pre-demolition photos in Monica Randalls book. Thanks for this pic

Anonymous said...

Just drove past it this weekend, its amazing how big those trees on Chicken Valley Rd are compared to this picture.