This beautiful house was designed in the Neo Federal style by the architects Carrere and Hastings in 1916 for Alfred I . du Pont. At that time it was known as “White Eagle.” In 1923 the Frederick Guest family bought it and called it “Templeton.” It now serves as the De Seversky Conference Center for the New York Institute of Technology.
The east facade is the view of the house you see from the approaching driveway. Here is what the front or south facade looks like.
This building has extraordinary architectural details on it. Here are a few of my favorites:
I wonder if these niches ever housed sculptures?
Of course my favorite details are on the east facade:
The colonnade is wonderful!
The landscape plan and the architecture of this house blend together perfectly. I love the Linden Tree allees on the south side of the house.
Here is one of my favorite photos:
Here is another:
For more photos of Templeton, including some interior shots, please visit my Flickr site.
Last year I visited and blogged about another one of Alfred I. du Pont’s Residences.