Roslyn, NY

Lost or Demolished
Added to OHD on 9/17/12   -   Last OHD Update: 10/30/18   -   17 Comments
60 Glenwood Rd, Roslyn, NY 11576
  • 3 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 1632 Sq Ft
  • 0.33 Ac.
Fabulous Mint Cond. Victorian Col. Beautiful Wood Flrs. Hi Ceilings,Lge. Rms. Fully Updated, Balconies, O/S Statuary, Winter Water Views.
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17 Comments on Roslyn, NY

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  1. Robt. W.Robt. W. says: 449 comments

    Terrific exterior, bold enough to mostly hide some out of character alterations. Inside, there’s not much of note that hasn’t been much reworked over the years. It would be an interesting renovation project, through. Some money and a good architect could restore some of the sense of space and make it less of a series of piecemeal alterations with at least four different sorts of flooring and odd, left-over angles from previous alterations. A tiny house, in all likelihood it always had a stark contrast between highly ornamented exterior and plain interior, but it seems some nice interior volumes could be developed in the two main rooms and what was a narrow entry hall. Restoring some of the key spaces, keeping the details very simple while taking cues from what remains, and removing some of the modern features (pass-throughs and uncased openings and odd windows and mixed materials) wouldn’t be a restoration, but it could go a long way to restoring the feel of an old house that’s more than just a couple of leftover bits framed out in sheetrock. Upstairs looks more interesting, at least in the one bedroom photo, and some of the simple details there could set the tone for a more cohesive house that’s more in synch with period character.

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  2. AvatarRyan says: 569 comments

    I wouldn’t call this a Gothic Revival, but it’s a cool house in any case. It does need some sensitive restoration. The square columns holding up the balcony kind of ruin the effect. I”m sure the brackets alone held it originally. The house probably had waters views originally, too. For some odd reason, places like this didn’t seem to have many trees in the 19th century. In old pictures, you always see a lot of open land with very little tree growth.

  3. John C. ShifletJohn C. Shiflet says: 4645 comments

    I would classify this one as more of a Stick Style/Swiss Chalet…can’t say I see any Gothic detailing but it really doesn’t matter. The exterior has a lot of architectural “drama” but as Robert says, the interior has seen some changes over the years. Given the modest square footage and hefty price, I’d expect more than the modernized interior but to each his or her own.

  4. Avatarecho says: 152 comments

    This is nice. A great place for a single lady or a couple. 🙂

  5. Wow, wow, wow. A house like this in Long Island is such a rarity. That might be a part of the price. If it weren’t so expensive I’d move right in.

  6. Kelly, Old House DreamsKelly, Old House Dreams says: 10059 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Back on the market with this new description and being sold as land with no mention of the house, “Create Your Dream Home Snuggled And Tucked High On Rolling Landscape With Waterviews Of Hempstead Harbor. Property Surrounded By Multi-Million Dollar Waterfront Homes. Plans Available For 6000 Sq. Ft. Home. A Unique And Special Property!”

  7. JimJim says: 4105 comments

    This property was sold 12 Dec 2012 for $750K per Nassau County records and is still being taxed with the house, assessed at $638.8K. It’s been on the market since August, starting at $1,397K. House was physically there as of Jan 2013 Google image.
    Roslyn prides itself on its history and I’d be surprised if they let it be demolished unless there was a fire.

  8. Kelly, Old House DreamsKelly, Old House Dreams says: 10059 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Add this one to the demolished list. I studied the tax assessment photos for a while only to realize the road sign pointed me in the affirmative that I was indeed looking at the empty lot. I hope someone was able to salvage some things before it was torn it down.

  9. AvatarCassandra says: 12 comments

    I grew up near here and used to drive by it all the time… I had no idea it was demolished, I think I’m going to be sick. I really hope it wasn’t done to make room for a Mc Mansion. There are a TON of old mansions in this area though, they are unreal.

  10. AvatarTheCranberrySmuggler says: 5 comments

    I am so sad, at the passing of this once exquisite masterpiece. While I literally know nothing of interior period styles and design, I do know enough to recognize a kitchen, for instance, that clearly makes me ill, in this beauty. On the other hand, however, I must have sat and gazed at the exterior photos, forever, and have “Pinned” some of them, for future reference. I have always wanted to build a dollhouse that is so breathtaking, that I can’t take my eyes off of it. This would be perfect! As for any McMansion that might take it’s place, I am happy knowing that neither the new house, nor it’s new occupants, could ever hold a candle to the beauty and heart of this home. It certainly took my breath away. RIP little pink house.

  11. AvatarAnn says: 101 comments

    What a sinking feeling to know it what demolished. When is enough, enough?

  12. Avatarabevy says: 368 comments
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    1857 victorian
    Applegate, MI

    I don’t know who wouldn’t be sad for this house. I thought it was special and interesting. Surely someone would have loved this as Old House Dreams friends did.

  13. Avatarbpmurray9 says: 1 comments
    Jersey City, NJ

    I grew up near Roslyn and am sick to see such destruction! Long Island used to be so beautiful. Now, most North Shore neighborhoods look as if they are extensions of Western Queens. SAD,SAD,SAD!!!!!

  14. AvatarBeth H. says: 61 comments

    I’m going through the listings from way before I knew oldhousedreams existed… and seeing so many that have been demolished – and like this one, for ABSOLUTELY NO REASON other than greed, is making me sick. This was a beautiful little house, and so unique. On Long Island, where every community looks exactly like the one to either side of it, and every house resembles its neighbors… this is a loss.

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10059 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      To be fair we don’t know the reason it was demolished. Could have been a fire, heck it could have been moved elsewhere for all we know.

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