Showing posts with label Horace Trumbauer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Horace Trumbauer. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

'Bonnie Blink'

'Bonnie Blink', the Henry Phipps estate designed by Horace Trumbauer c. 1916 in Lake Success.  Click HERE for more on 'Bonnie Blink'.  Photo from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Gardens.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

'Bonnie Blink'

'Bonnie Blink', the Henry Phipps estate designed by Horace Trumbauer c. 1916 in Lake Success.  Phipps was a partner and co-founder of Carnegie Steel, a noted philanthropist and patriarch of the Phipps family.  All his children resided in the Old Westbury vicinity; Jay at 'Westbury House', Hal at 'Spring Hill', Howard at 'Erchless', Amy at 'Templeton' and Helen at 'Knole'.  Today the residence is the administration building for the Great Neck School District.  Click HERE to see 'Bonnie Blink' on google earth and HERE on bing.  Photo from the Aiglon Archives.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

'The Chimneys'

An aerial of 'The Chimneys', the Howard C. Brokaw estate designed by Horace Trumbauer c. 1916 in Brookville.  Click HERE and HERE for more on 'The Chimneys' and HERE to see a brochure from when the estate was for sale.  Click HERE to see 'The Chimneys' on google earth and HERE on bing.  Photo from the Aiglon Archives.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

'Deepdale' Interiors

The accompanying interiors to 'Deepdale', the William K. Vanderbilt Jr. estate designed by Horace Trumbauer c. 1902 in Great Neck. Click HERE for more on 'Deepdale'.



Pictures from American Homes & Gardens, 1906.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

'Deepdale'

'Deepdale', the William K. Vanderbilt Jr. estate designed by Horace Trumbauer c. 1902 in Great Neck. These pictures show the house before the Carrere & Hastings alterations which can be seen in the sale brochure HERE. Click HERE for more on 'Deepdale'. Click HERE to see 'Deepdale' on google earth and HERE on bing.




Pictures from American Homes & Gardens, 1906.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

'The Chimneys' Interiors

The accompanying interiors to 'The Chimneys', the Howard C. Brokaw estate designed by Horace Trumbauer c. 1916 in Brookville. Click HERE for more on 'The Chimneys'.





Photos from the Library of Congress.

Monday, March 21, 2011

'The Chimneys'

'The Chimneys', the Howard Crosby Brokaw estate designed by Horace Trumbauer c. 1916 in Brookville. Brokaw inherited Brokaw Brothers, a clothing company, upon his father Isaac V. Brokaw's death. During World War I Brokaw served as the head of the American Red Cross in New York. His brother Irving lived at 'Frost Mill Lodge' in Mill Neck. Brokaw died in 1960 and the same year the estate was purchased by the Muttontown Golf and Country Club. Click HERE to see 'The Chimneys' on google earth and HERE on bing. Click HERE to see the brochure from when 'The Chimneys' was for sale.



Photos from the Library of Congress.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

'Deepdale'

'Deepdale', the William K. Vanderbilt Jr. estate originally designed by Horace Trumbauer c. 1902 with later alterations by Carrere & Hastings. Click HERE to see the brochure from when 'Deepdale' was for sale. Click HERE to see 'Deepdale' on google earth.



Thursday, October 7, 2010

'The Chimneys'

'The Chimneys', the Howard Crosby Brokaw estate designed by Horace Trumbauer c. 1916 in Muttontown. Brokaw was the head of Brokaw Brothers, clothiers, and retired from the business in 1919. He died at the age of 85 in 1960 at his home at 984 Fifth Avenue. Click HERE to see the brochure from when 'The Chimneys' was for sale.



Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Front Gate to 'La Lanterne'

The front gate to 'La Lanterne', the James B. Clews estate designed by Horace Trumbauer c. 1929 in Brookville. Click HERE for more on 'La Lanterne'.

Monday, January 11, 2010

'La Lanterne'

'La Lanterne', the James B. Clews estate designed by Horace Trumbauer c. 1929 in Brookville. Trumbauer copied 'La Lanterne' designed by Louis Le Vau in France almost to a tee (click HERE to see the French 'La Lanterne'). Clews was a senior partner at the brokerage firm of Henry Clews & Co. The central portion of the house was demolished c. 1952 and the two flanking wings were converted into private residences. Click HERE to see 'La Lanterne' on google earth.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

When 'Deepdale' Was For Sale

A brochure advertising 'Deepdale', the William K. Vanderbilt Jr. estate (and later his ex-wife Virginia Graham Fair Vanderbilt) designed by Horace Trumbauer c. 1902 in Great Neck with alterations by Carrere & Hastings. Trumbauer's original plans called for a simple house which Carrere & Hastings later enlarged to a country estate. In 1931 the house was downsized and it's wings were razed. Click HERE to see 'Deepdale' on google earth.



Brochure courtesy of SPLIA.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

When 'The Chimneys' Was For Sale

A brochure advertising 'The Chimneys', the Howard Brokaw estate designed by Horace Trumbauer between 1916-17 in Muttontown. Brokaw, president of Brokaw Brothers clothing, wanted a house that was "long, low and not formal". The house serves as the clubhouse to the Muttontown Country Club today. Click HERE to see 'The Chimneys' on google earth.



Brochure courtesy of SPLIA.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

'Charlton Hall'

'Charlton Hall', built for David Dows by Horace Trumbauer in 1916 in Brookville. Dows had a hand in everything from mining to polo to cattle. The house is an unusual one for Trumbauer, as it is larger than the houses he designed for moderately wealthy people but smaller than the houses he designed for the mega rich. It is a very close copy of 'Groomsbridge Place', located in Kent, England and built c. 1660. The estate used to sit on close to 100 acres but today it has been stripped of almost all of it, with more modern houses surrounding the house. Click HERE to see 'Charlton Hall' on google earth.


Click below to see 'Charlton Hall' with its property undeveloped in a 1966 aerial shot.