Building Address: 108 Vanderbilt Blvd.
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Surveyor’s Name: Cristina Muia
Survey Date: 9/04
Building Type: English Tudor style
Date of Construction: c.1890
Building Dimensions: 30 x 50 (approximately)
No. of Floors:2½
Decorative Features: Tudor half timbering and matching garage.
Siding Material(s): stucco with half timbers
Roof Style: Gable
Roofing Material(s): Slate
Window Style(s): Double hung sash and bay window on eave façade.
No. of Entrances and Placement: recessed eave front with integrated entrance porch.
Chimneys and Placement: Interior gable end.
Condition: Very good.
Architectural Integrity: High
Architectural Style: Tudor style vernacular
Description: This vernacular Tudor- style house is an excellent example of this style. It’s matching garage is unique to the time period and is in excellent condition.
According to the present owner, this house was once the gamekeeper’s cottage for the game preserve of the William K. Vanderbilt estate, a statement that could not be determined. Vanderbilt’s game preserve surrounded the house. It encompassed the property from the present day streets of Chateau Drive to Vanderbilt Blvd in Oakdale.
This house represents a significant architectural theme for dwellings of the 1880’s and 1890’s on Long Island. The Vanderbilt’s preferred this style for many of the support buildings constructed on the estate.
Interview with homeowner, September 2004. (No contact information given.)
McKay, Robert, editor Long Island Country Houses and Their Architects 1860-1940, New York: W.W Norton & Co. 1997.