Tuesday, February 25, 2020

"WHITE CAPS" FRENCH ARCHITECTURE ON FISHERS ISLAND


"White Caps" the medieval-style seaside castle completed in 1934 by Grant Simmons. Waggishly named "Beauty Rest" in honor of the mattress firm.


Garage and servants' living quarters, with transformer vault at the left across entrance driveway.
Plans and elevations of garage and servants’ living quarters.
HOUSE OF GRANT SIMMONS FISHERS ISLAND, NY.
ERIC KEBBON, ARCHITECT


HOUSE OF GRANT SIMMONS FISHERS ISLAND, NY.
ERIC KEBBON, ARCHITECT

HOUSE OF GRANT SIMMONS FISHERS ISLAND, NY.
ERIC KEBBON, ARCHITECT



HOUSE OF GRANT SIMMONS FISHERS ISLAND, NY.
ERIC KEBBON, ARCHITECT
Through the archways a vista opens up to the Latimer Reef Light.

SOUTH ELEVATION
HOUSE OF GRANT SIMMONS FISHERS ISLAND, NY.
ERIC KEBBON, ARCHITECT

HOUSE OF GRANT SIMMONS FISHERS ISLAND, NY.
ERIC KEBBON, ARCHITECT
HOUSE OF GRANT SIMMONS FISHERS ISLAND, NY.
ERIC KEBBON, ARCHITECT
Whitewashed stone with a slate roof, the house commands a view of both Block Island Sound and Fishers Island Sound.




HOUSE OF GRANT SIMMONS FISHERS ISLAND, NY.
ERIC KEBBON, ARCHITECT
HOUSE OF GRANT SIMMONS FISHERS ISLAND, NY.
ERIC KEBBON, ARCHITECT

HOUSE OF GRANT SIMMONS FISHERS ISLAND, NY.
ERIC KEBBON, ARCHITECT

View of porch in the courtyard.
A view of the courtyard opening onto the living quarters, and around the side, the dining room, long hall, and living room fireplace.

PORCH
HOUSE OF GRANT SIMMONS FISHERS ISLAND, NY.
ERIC KEBBON, ARCHITECT


ARCHWAY INTO COURTYARD
HOUSE OF GRANT SIMMONS FISHERS ISLAND, NY.
ERIC KEBBON, ARCHITECT

MAIN FLOOR PLAN
HOUSE OF GRANT SIMMONS FISHERS ISLAND, NY.
ERIC KEBBON, ARCHITECT
HOUSE OF GRANT SIMMONS FISHERS ISLAND, NY.
ERIC KEBBON, ARCHITECT

View of living portion from the east.


View of connecting passage between living and dining rooms.

View in the dining room.

Detail of the winding staircase.

SECOND FLOOR PLAN
HOUSE OF GRANT SIMMONS FISHERS ISLAND, NY.
ERIC KEBBON, ARCHITECT
NORTH ELEVATION
HOUSE OF GRANT SIMMONS FISHERS ISLAND, NY.
ERIC KEBBON, ARCHITECT

HOUSE OF GRANT SIMMONS FISHERS ISLAND, NY.
ERIC KEBBON, ARCHITECT
                        Wikimapia location.

Grant Gilbert Simmons

                      Architect Eric Kebbon

The architect resurrected an old quarry in Stonington and shipped granite and slate to the island. To this was added turrets, gables, and huge oak beams that rose from the craggy seascape of the east point on the island. It became a seafarer's landmark, with a fabulous view of Fishers Island and Block Island Sound, the Connecticut shoreline, Watch Hill and the Long Island north shore.


Fishers Island

    
     ISLAND OF THE DISCREET SHUDDER

  FISHERS ISLAND: 'A TINY LONG ISLAND'

Seeking to Maintain a Small Enclave Shared Convivially by Blue Blood and Blue Collar

1 comment:

  1. As usual you have covered this castle better than anywhere else.
    Really like the floorplans.

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