Tuesday, April 3, 2012

BEHIND THE PRIVET: WYNDECOTE


Today Behind The Privet  takes a look at a classic Southampton "summer cottage" designed and built in 1887 as the personal residence of architect Robert Henderson RobertsonWyndecote is  known as one of the first residences that led to the transformation of Southampton from a sleepy village into a destination resort community. Robertson was a respected architect who also designed the Southampton Rogers Memorial library in 1892 and the Southampton Hospital in 1911 along with his son T. Markoe Robertson. Looking at the black and white photo of the home when it was originally built, (see the horse and buggy), it's amazing that 8 bedroom home has retained all of the 19th century details that make this home so special today.  My favorite design element of this quintessential summer cottage is the stunning arcade porch which would be the perfect spot for entertaning guests or taking an afternoon nap after a day at the beach. 












21 comments:

Splendid Sass said...

Wow. A pool and a teens court attached to a gorgeous home. I'm sold!
Happy Tuesday, Barbara.
Teresa
xoxo

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

You always post the prettiest house tours! Once again, I am in awe at this beauty.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Delightful. You're right, it is amazing the original details have survived. Kudos to all the owners who left it alone.
A morning swim, stroll on the beach then a book and nap on that fabulous porch - yes, I'm imagining myself there for sure :)

Splenderosa said...

This is absolutely beautiful and what an example of preservation. Come on over and see our posts on Spring/Rebirth/Possibilities on our international blog party. xx's

Splenderosa said...

This is absolutely beautiful and what an example of preservation. Come on over and see our posts on Spring/Rebirth/Possibilities on our international blog party. xx's

Anonymous said...

HH-

What an interesting choice for behind the privet. Some important facts. The duke and dutchess of Windsor were guest at the house in the 60's making the host and hostess of Wyndecote very socially important. The last time the house sold in the late 90's it went for about 2 million bucks, a steal compared to today. Finally, all of the owners have keep the house intact, no macmansion here. Thanks for reminding me of one of my southampton favorites.

Design is... All in the Detail said...

OH MY GOODNESS! It IS all in the detail, isn't it? HA Thanks so much for sharing - I love this home. ENjoy your day. Jalon

travelkate said...

Truly stunning!

Ivy Clad said...

What dreams are made of! Absolutely delightful. I dream of having a home by the sea someday.

I hope you're enjoying your week!

Keri

pretty pink tulips said...

Can we all go in together and rent it for the summer?!!

I am in awe how they have kept the original design elements of the house from 1911 and yet it feels so fresh and modern day.

xoxo Elizabeth

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Beautiful home and pool.

5th and State said...

what a stunner! and what a delight to see a gem untouched from long ago.

Stacy Curran said...

Wish I had a "cottage" like that! STUNNINGLY beautiful!
Stacy

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