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Hanks House: 1957

Hanks House: 1957

November 11, 1957. "Stedman Hanks, residence in Locust Valley, Long Island, N.Y. Axis view. Harrie Thomas Lindeberg, architect." Acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.


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A Summer Place

According to an article I found trying to narrow down where exactly this was, this house was only their *summer* house. Their main address was 19 East 72nd Street - which is at the intersection with Madison Avenue.


Things look better with a slight asymmetry, unless you're into wallpaper. Look at famous movie actress faces and you'll always find a slight asymmetry. Perfect symmetry would look weird.

Hence the shades slightly up.

Style without fuss

Harrie Thomas Lindeberg was partnered with Lewis Colt Albro from 1906 to 1914.
They designed several large homes on Long Island. These homes reflect a general movement away from grandeur and towards charm and comfortable living. Lindeberg continued working on his own until his death in 1959, two years after the Stedman Hanks home was photographed.

Who's Who of Locust Valley

Among the prominent people associated with Locust Valley are: Rudyard Kipling, John Lennon, C. W. Post, and Madame Chiang Kai-Shek.

The Great Depression is over.

Looks like the high rent district in town. I wonder what took a chunk out of that oak tree.

THanks a lot

I'm in love with the symmetry, naturally, and the overall wintry serenity, but I'm over-the-top wild about the dentil molding and the circular attic vent. I just wish they had lowered (or lifted) ALL of the shades to the same height. Two style points deducted ... 8/10.

Hidden, gone or horribly disfigured?

From what I could gather through a bit of research, the Hanks residence was located somewhere on Piping Rock Road. But so far I could not find the house anywhere on Google Maps. Is it just cunningly hiding between the dense trees, or has it been remodeled beyond recognition or even demolished? The latter two possibilities would be quite a shame.

Symmetry Killer

Alright, who's the wiseguy who raised the upstairs left curtain?!

Love the symmetry

As one who gets all bent out of shape seeing some homes with a shutter cut to fit, I am so pleased seeing this symmetrical residence.

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