06 Feb

Gray Craig Estate

This 1926 stone manor with a steeply pitched terra cotta tile roof is set on a rise overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the distance, and is considered one of the best examples of the country house architecture of Harrie T. Lindeberg (1879-1959), an architect who trained with McKim, Mead, and White, and maintained his own architectural practice in New York City from the 1920s-1940s. Gray Craig is noted for such architectural details as its peacock-ornamented entry piers, a grand curving staircase in a marble-floor entry, original wood floors, bookcase-lined private library, and original paneled interior doors still fitted with Lindeberg-designed bronze door hardware.