Monday, February 16, 2015

"Vikings Cove" George Fisher Baker Jr. Residence, Lattington, New York

Built for George Fisher Baker Jr. by architects Walker & Gillette.  According to SPLIA "it is perhaps the most traditional in plan and scale of all the firm's Georgian Revival designs." 


GATE ENTRANCE AND EASTERLY COTTAGE
JUNE 1914

ENTRANCE GATE
APRIL 1914

ENTRANCE GATE
JUNE 1914

DRIVE TOWARDS ENTRANCE
NOVEMBER 1913
DRIVE TOWARDS ENTRANCE
MAY 1914


DRIVE TOWARDS ENTRANCE
JUNE 1914

ENTRANCE GATE
JUNE 1914


DRIVEWAY FROM ENTRANCE
NOVEMBER 1913

DRIVEWAY FROM ENTRANCE
JUNE 1914


WESTERLY COTTAGE AND GARAGE
NOVEMBER 1913
WESTERLY COTTAGE AND GARAGE
JUNE 1914

EASTERLY COTTAGE
NOVEMBER 1913

FROM DRIVE ACROSS VEGETABLE GARDEN TO MR. ALDRED'S
JANUARY 1914

FROM DRIVE ACROSS VEGETABLE GARDEN TO MR. ALDRED'S
JUNE 1914
SERVICE ENTRANCE FROM DRIVE
JANUARY 1914
SERVICE ENTRANCE FROM DRIVE
JUNE 1914


SOUTH END OF GARDEN BANK FROM DRIVE
JANUARY 1914

SOUTH END OF GARDEN BANK FROM DRIVE
JUNE 1914

VEGETABLE GARDEN ENTRANCE
MAY 1914

SOUTH FRONT OF HOUSE
NOVEMBER 1913
VIEW OF GARDEN WALL AND EMBANKMENT
NOVEMBER 1913

VIEW OF HOUSE FROM SERVICE YARD
NOVEMBER 1913
SOUTH FRONT OF HOUSE
DECEMBER 1913
SOUTH FRONT OF HOUSE
JUNE 1914
FROM ENTRANCE ARCH DOWN DRIVE
JANUARY 1914

FROM ENTRANCE ARCH DOWN DRIVE
JUNE 1914

ENTRANCE ARCH
APRIL 1914
ENTRANCE ARCH
JUNE 1914

ENTRANCE ARCHWAY FROM THE DRIVE
JUNE 1914
SERVICE WING FROM CARRIAGE TURN
JANUARY 1914

SERVICE WING FROM CARRIAGE TURN
JANUARY 1914

SERVICE WING FROM CARRIAGE TURN
JUNE 1914

FRONT TURN AROUND
APRIL 1914

NORTH SIDE OF HOUSE
JUNE 1914
PATH TO TERRACE
APRIL 1913

PATH TO TERRACE
JUNE 1914

BASE OP CARRIAGE TURN WALL NORTH FROM THE SERVICE STEPS
JANUARY 1914

SOUTH SIDE OF HOUSE AND GARDEN FROM ALDRED'S
NOVEMBER 1913
WEST END OF HOUSE FROM TERRACE LOOKING NORTH
JANUARY 1914
WEST END OF HOUSE FROM TERRACE LOOKING NORTH
JUNE 1914

HOUSE AND GARDEN FROM WEST SIDE OF GARDEN
NOVEMBER 1913

HOUSE FROM GARDEN
DECEMBER 1913
SOUTH SIDE OF HOUSE FROM GARDEN
APRIL 1914
FORMAL GARDEN
SPRING 1917

OLD APPLE TREE SOUTH SIDE FROM LAWN
APRIL 1914
FORMAL GARDEN
JUNE 1914
FORMAL GARDEN
JUNE 1914

GARDEN
JUNE 1914

HOUSE FROM GARDEN
JUNE 1914

FORMAL GARDEN
SPRING 1917

FORMAL GARDEN
SPRING 1917
FORMAL GARDEN
DECEMBER 1914

PATH LEADING FROM GARDEN
DECEMBER 1913

PATH LEADING FROM GARDEN
JUNE 1914
GARDEN DETAIL
JUNE 1914

FORMAL GARDEN
APRIL 1914

FORMAL GARDEN
APRIL 1914
GARDEN HOUSE
APRIL 1914
FORMAL GARDEN
JUNE 1914
FORMAL GARDEN
SPRING 1917
FORMAL GARDEN
JUNE 1914 

FORMAL GARDEN
JUNE 1914 


FORMAL GARDEN
JUNE 1914 
LAWN AND BENCH
JUNE 1914 
SOUTH GARDEN WALL AND THE POOL
DECEMBER 1913
SOUTH GARDEN WALL AND POOL
JUNE 1914
POOL
JUNE 1917

POOL AND GARDEN HOUSES
JUNE 1914

POOL
JUNE 1917

POOL AND GARDEN HOUSES
JUNE 1914
PATH WEST OF GARDEN
JUNE 1914
AIGLON PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
1920'S
PATH TO SOUND
NOVEMBER 1913
PATH TO SOUND
JUNE 1914
PATH TO PIER
APRIL 1914

PATH TO PIER
JUNE 1914
PROPOSED LOCATION FOR DOCK
JANUARY 1914
PATH TO BOAT FLOAT
JUNE 1914
BEACH AND PIER
JUNE 1914
PIER
JUNE 1914

BEACH FRONT
JUNE 1914
PATH TO BEACH
VIEW OF BEACH FROM CASINO AT "PEACOCK POINT"
JUNE 1914
WOODLAND POND
NOVEMBER 1913

WOODLAND POND
NOVEMBER 1913

WOODLAND POND
JUNE 1914
GROVE
NOVEMBER 1913
GROVE
JUNE 1914

GROVE
JUNE 1914

"VIKINGS COVE"
STONY BROOK AERIAL DIGITAL COLLECTION
1947
                                                                   Bing view.

Portrait of Edith Kane Baker astride a dappled grey hunter.
Sir Alfred Munnings (British, 1878–1959)
George married Edith Beavoort Kane in 1911. In 1923 his net worth was  estimated to be upwards of $300 million. 

Duchess of Windsor  and Edith Kane Baker.

Ann and Bill Woodward.

On October 1955, the Duchess of Windsor was the guest of honor at "Vikings Cove", along with Ann and Bill Woodward. That night Mrs. Woodward mistook her husband for a prowler and shot him twice, killing him instantly. 

Baker's father was a pal of J.P. Morgan and was know as the "Sphinx of Wall Street"

Little Viking,  Viking I and Viking II - Great Yachts of Long Island's North Shore  By Robert B. MacKay

In 1906 Architect A. Stewart Walker married Sybil Kane, sister of Edith Brevoort Kane Baker. 

2 comments:

  1. fantastic construction and landscaping photos. archibuff

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  2. Cannot thank you enough for posting these pics. Especially the construction pics. This post, alone, is a Garden Design, course.

    Have pinned much.

    Again, THANK YOU.

    Garden & Be Well, XO T

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