Tuesday, October 22, 2013


A very small shot of 'Applegreen', originally a wedding present for Harry Payne and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney designed by McKim, Mead & White and later the Willard and Dorothy Whitney Straight residence with alterations by Delano & Aldrich.  Click HERE for more on 'Applegreen' and HERE to see the estate's stables.  While a portion of the house was lopped off, click HERE to see what remains on bing.


Anonymous said...

I love what I guess would have been the caretakers house off Wheatly & Elmhirst.

Off subject, Does anyone what estate used to be on the north side of Brookville Road just a bit past the church? There still seems to be part of a brick wall with gate and caretakers cottage, but I can't see that on BING.

Zach L. said...

One of the Alker estates:


wooded bliss said...

Don't know if it's still there, but I was always enchanted by the original red clay tennis court , adjacent, that you used to be able to see from Wheatley road..Beautiful trellis work, surrounding the court. My old family friend grew up next door and had some of the original Whitney gardens in their back yard. I just spoke with him last week and we reminisced about said gardens and growing up amongst such history..his family had a simple 50's farm style , on Wheatley road.. which was sold in the early 90's to a tear down crazy, McMansion type..gardens most likely did not survive either.