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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Whose House? Cinq

This one's easy. Gloomy old pile.

(Update: Not as easy as I thought, apparently. Here's a picture of the object of our architectural affection's birthplace:)


(UpUpdate: Not so easy after all, I guess. Should be. Here's what it looked like after remodeling:)

18 comments:

Andy said...

Probably dead wrong, because it doesn't fit well with the others in the series, but my initial reaction to the photo (reinforced by the "Gloomy Old Pile") was Vincent Price. I now that ain't it, but teacher always told me to go with my knee-jerk reactions on them multiple-guessy things, so I'm doing it here.

Andy said...

Follow-up guess is Edgar Allan Poe

Jabberwock said...

The Addams Family

misterarthur said...

Sylvia Plath?

SippicanCottage said...

No one's close yet.

The place was so gloomy the owners remodeled it almost immediately upon its original completion.

dick said...

Edith Wharton

Andy said...

Herman Mellville

Janet said...

Kate Hepburn's family?

SippicanCottage said...

The fellow that lived here co-authored one of the most influential documents in history, but was not a writer.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

I was going to guess Hearst Castle until that last clue.

dick said...

Kellogg

Ron said...

William Jennings Bryan?

Andy said...

You?

Clayton in Mississippi said...

The estate is Kykuit, the home of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

SippicanCottage said...

Clayton from Mississippi wins One Free Internets!

Well done.

Clayton in Mississippi said...

But wait -- what about this clue:
"SippicanCottage said...
The fellow that lived here co-authored one of the most influential documents in history, but was not a writer. 7:33 PM"
I did a quick search of JDR Sr and can't find him credited with authoring anything. What "influential document" did he co-author ?

SippicanCottage said...

Hi Clayton-

JDR had a partner, Henry Flagler, for whom Flagler county in Fla. is named. They sat at a two sided desk and pushed a piece of paper back and forth, adding and revising. It was the format for the modern corporation.

Thanks for reading and commenting.

Thud said...

Sipp...re your Dad....for whats its worth my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.