United States of America, New York, Nassau County, Old Westbury
Knole (Old Westbury, New York)
New York (State)
Situated on the top of a hill, Knole has been classified as a Beaux-Arts mansion and a Palladian-style villa. It was named after Sackville West's "Knole" in Sevenoaks, Kent, England. Thirty-three acres remained of the original estate as of 1985. The garden includes alles, terraces, formal gardens, a foly of limestone arches, court yard, water garden, and two walks--The Long Walk, and The Grassed Walk. A Le Notre style treillage originally surrounded the entire back of garden.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Herman B. Duryea (former owner, 1902-1903); Bradley Martin (former owner, 1907-1963); Carrere & Hastings (architects, 1902-1903); Thomas Hastings (architect, 1902-1903); and Lewis & Valentine (landscape architects (1902-1903).
The folder includes a worksheet, garden plans, photocopies of house, and several photocopies of articles about the garden.
Garden has been featured in Orin Z. Finkle, "The One That Didn't Get Away," Town and Country, June, 1985, 187-194 pp
Garden has been featured in Monica Randall, The Mansions of Long Island's Gold Coast (New York: Hastings House, 1979)
Garden has been featured in "The House of Herman B. Duryea, Esq.," American Estates and Gardens