Friday, October 11, 2013

RESIDENCE OF MR. LEWIS LUCKENBACH, NORTH COUNTRY COLONY, GLEN COVE, LONG ISLAND




  THE house is built of Holland brick, a very soft pinkish gray, the color of an old wall, with cornices of brick patterns, and ornamented cast lead gutters. The stone trim and balustrades are a rich creamy travertino while the shutters are gray-green to harmonize with the willows. The roof is French shingle tile, a sepia with a reddish tone, carrying the same soft pearly warmth of the rest of the house into a darker tone. From the north terrace, shown on the preceding page, the lawn slopes down to a pond screened by the willows which form such an important part of the landscape setting. There was practically no attempt at landscape design in the grounds surrounding the house—its charm comes from the very natural informality of the setting.


RESIDENCE OF MR. LEWIS LUCKENBACH 
WILLIAM LAWRENCE BOTTOMLEY, ARCHITECT
 


RESIDENCE OF MR. LEWIS LUCKENBACH 
WILLIAM LAWRENCE BOTTOMLEY, ARCHITECT
 

RESIDENCE OF MR. LEWIS LUCKENBACH 
WILLIAM LAWRENCE BOTTOMLEY, ARCHITECT


RESIDENCE OF MR. LEWIS LUCKENBACH 
WILLIAM LAWRENCE BOTTOMLEY, ARCHITECT
 

RESIDENCE OF MR. LEWIS LUCKENBACH 
WILLIAM LAWRENCE BOTTOMLEY, ARCHITECT
 

RESIDENCE OF MR. LEWIS LUCKENBACH 
WILLIAM LAWRENCE BOTTOMLEY, ARCHITECT
 


RESIDENCE OF MR. LEWIS LUCKENBACH
WILLIAM LAWRENCE BOTTOMLEY, ARCHITECT
 THEDLOW, INC., DECORATORS
  In the dining room, parchment colored woodwork sets of the hand-painted paper, with views of Rome in sepia on a straw-colored background.





RESIDENCE OF MR. LEWIS LUCKENBACH 
WILLIAM LAWRENCE BOTTOMLEY, ARCHITECT
 THEDLOW, INC., DECORATORS
  In the little card room the pink beige walls form an ideal background for bright notes of the red lacquer Chinese Chippendale chairs and frames.





RESIDENCE OF MR. LEWIS LUCKENBACH 
WILLIAM LAWRENCE BOTTOMLEY, ARCHITECT
 THEDLOW, INC., DECORATORS
   In the library the paneling is of California redwood, bleached pink. The upholstery carries out the scheme in tones of beige and soft pinks, grays, and greens. The antique French wallpaper from Nancy McClelland has a green ground with pink, green, and brown in the design. In most of the interiors Mr. Bottomley was responsible for the paneling and backgrounds while Mrs. Cecil Baker of Thedlow did the decorating.




RESIDENCE OF MR. LEWIS LUCKENBACH 
WILLIAM LAWRENCE BOTTOMLEY, ARCHITECT
 THEDLOW, INC., DECORATORS
   The drawing room is paneled in sycamore, with an antique English mantel of Mr. Luckenbach's cleverly fitted in. The two small tables flanking the fireplace are particularly worthy of note, painted satin wood in the Adam style after Angelica Kauffmann




RESIDENCE OF MR. LEWIS LUCKENBACH 
WILLIAM LAWRENCE BOTTOMLEY, ARCHITECT
 THEDLOW, INC., DECORATORS
    The upstairs breakfast room overlooking the lake.







GUEST ROOM
RESIDENCE OF MR. LEWIS LUCKENBACH 

WILLIAM LAWRENCE BOTTOMLEY, ARCHITECT
 THEDLOW, INC., DECORATORS

A FRENCH ALCOVE IN ANOTHER GUEST ROOM
RESIDENCE OF MR. LEWIS LUCKENBACH 

WILLIAM LAWRENCE BOTTOMLEY, ARCHITECT
 THEDLOW, INC., DECORATORS

THE OWNERS BEDROOM, DRESSING ROOMS FOR THE OWNER AND HIS WIFE OPEN OFF THIS BEDROOM
RESIDENCE OF MR. LEWIS LUCKENBACH 
WILLIAM LAWRENCE BOTTOMLEY, ARCHITECT
 THEDLOW, INC., DECORATORS
   

 wikimapia.org location. BING. The property has been on the market for a number of years. Zillow has it listed for $15,500,000 after a recent $500,000 price cut. Additional photos and video HERE. Lewis Luckenbach was the grandson of the founder of the Luckenbach Steamship Company.



5 comments:

  1. Like the tie in with the OLI blog post on the Luckenbach estate. What a beautiful property, both the pudding and the sauce.

    Nice new or newish HPHS banner too

    NYarch

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  2. Awesome posting please add me to all your lists Iove your stuff seanmfk@gmail.com any monica randall news?

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  3. I grew up in Glen Cove in the 1940's and used to swim at Crescent Beach, just beyond the lake in front of the house. We used to sneak into the lake area and around the grounds. It was, and remains, my favorite grand country house in the U.S. Glad to see that it has not been destroyed - at least, not yet, as taxes must be strangling the place.

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  4. An added comment. One of the two guest cottages at the entrance to the estate, now included in the purchase, was originally called "Tree Tops", and the name was on the front doors of the 'woody' station wagon owned by the residents of the cottage. "Tree Tops" is the name of the game reserve in Kenya, East Africa, where you can sit in lookouts in the trees to observe wild game. It was at "Tree Tops' that Princess Elizabeth learned that she was Queen on being notified of her father's death in London.

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