| "Horsehaven" was designed by architect Thomas Hastings around 1928 as his winter home. Although Hastings is remembered for his large projects, such as the New York Public Library, he was interested in and wrote about the problems of designing the small house. This house is believed to express Hastings concept of small house design. The lot on which "Horsehaven" is situated is approximately fifty feet wide and one hundred and fifty feet long. The entrance to the residence is not on its street side; It is approached by a pathway through an arch in a high wall and on to an east-facing veranda. The veranda looks out on an enclosed garden. Access to the garage and stable on the property is by a lane outside the garden wall. The two-story brick and frame house has a gable roof and at least three brick chimneys, a polygonal projection on the left of the facade and a polygonal bay window on the first story adds character to the front. |
|Thomas Hastings fitted this modest house and stable into a fifty by one-hundred foot lot in Aiken, thus not only winning a wager from a skeptical friend, but ensuring that his wife could observe the horses from the house, as she could at "Bagatelle".|
|The little stable building is now a guesthouse. Photographed from the terrace, once the stable-yard.|
|"MON REPOS," RESIDENCE OF THOMAS HITCHCOCK|
Miss Celestine Eustis cookbook, Cooking in Old Creole Days, written in 1903.