Wednesday, Jun 19th

Getting to Know Scarsdale’s Master Architect Julius Gregory

19CotswoldWayDunmovin at 19 Cotswold Way was designed by Julius Gregory for the scion of the Underwood-Sunstrand typewriter empire.Granddaughter Ann Cefola reflects on the work of Julius Gregory and recent preservation ruling.

I want to thank Scarsdale10583 for publicizing the effort to destroy 11 Dolma Road. If I had not happened upon an article in July, I would never have known it was at risk. Editor Joanne Wallenstein provided such salient research on the architect, my grandfather Julius Gregory, that the Committee for Historic Preservation quoted her findings. I thought, “Now this is a community website that people rely upon!”

“We don’t have a Frank Lloyd Wright in Scarsdale,” Ms. Wallenstein said in the public comment section at the second CHP meeting in late September. “We have Julius Gregory.”

Growing up here, I always admired his designs. One Chase Road, the southeast corner of Scarsdale Village, looks like it could easily have been some medieval guild, what with its aged slate roof and artful timbering. For years, I drove by 125 Stratton Road in New Rochelle, thinking the gorgeous stone home had been built in the 18th century. Imagine my surprise to find out my grandfather designed it! It had won a 1932 American Architect gold medal and was recognized as one of the ten most beautiful homes at the time in the United States.

1ChaseRoadAngela Retelny, a realtor who additionally endorsed my grandfather’s work at the CHP meeting, had sold 19 Cotswold Way—described here by North of NYC—a year or two earlier:

Dubbed Dunmovin, the elegantly English residence was completed in 1928 for Matthew S. Eylar, marketing master for what would become the Underwood-Sunstrand typewriter empire. Every block of its robust masonry was sourced on-site, either salvaged from an old farmhouse on the property, or granite blasted to lay the manor's foundation. Restored leaded glass windows, terracotta and antique limestone flooring and a Ludowici tile roof provide timeless period elegance, juxtaposing the modernity of the more recent Christopher Peacock kitchen. 125StrattonRoadNewRochelle125 Stratton Road in New Rochelle won a 1932 American Architect gold medal and was recognized as one of the ten most beautiful homes at the time in the United States.

This exemplifies what Columbia Professor Andrew Dolkart refers to as “transitional”: My grandfather’s ability to reproduce historic revival designs and yet seamlessly incorporate contemporary features—from elevators and garages back then to accommodating the newest kitchens now. Professor Dolkart, co-author of the 2012 Scarsdale Cultural Resource Reconnaissance Survey which identifies architectural treasures such as 11 Dolma Road, successfully defended Julius Gregory by detailing his skilled artistry and mapping out his key role in shaping the village we know today. 32HamptonRoadThe Brantly House, a Tudor Cottage at 32 Hampton Road

Another home, the Georgian Revival at the corner of Ogden and Kent Roads, was the 1937 Ideal Home furnished by Macy’s and open to the public. Until recently, it featured a copper roof aged to a perfect turquoise, and high brick walls painted white. Some days after high school, my neighbor Frederick Cox and I would visit what we dubbed “The Myrna Loy-William Powell House.” It had such classic 1930s movie appeal that we expected them to emerge at any moment. Inspired by my grandfather’s work, Fred went on to become an outstanding architect specializing in historic renovation.

53OldOrchardLaneIn 2017 the CHP voted to preserve 53 Old Orchard Lane, designed by Julius Gregory.There are many more Julius Gregory homes to discover and each adds to the historic character of our village. The campaign to save 11 Dolma Road helped preserve leading Scarsdale builder Walter Collet’s vision of a pastoral, English-inspired landscape that anyone would want to call home. Many long-time residents participated in an email campaign to save 11 Dolma Road. I am grateful to these neighbors as well as the mayor, the Board of Trustees, the CHP, Professor Dolkart, Village Attorney James Staudt, and Scarsdale 10583 for declaring Julius Gregory a master architect here in Scarsdale and nationwide, and affirming his contribution to broad, historic patterns of early 20th century suburbanization.

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