Ernest Flagg’s Todt Hill Cottages: Bowcot

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

95 West Entry Road

CLIENT: Ernest Flagg

ARCHITECT: Ernest Flagg

DATE: 1916-18

STYLE: Cottage

Cottage Staten Island Todt Hill

Ernest Flagg constructed three remarkable small stone houses on the grounds of Stone Court, his country estate. Now known as the Todt Hill Cottages, they expressed his aesthetic theories, and Flagg considered them to be of no less importance than his Singer Tower, which was the world’s tallest building when it was completed in 1901. Bowcot was the first of the experimental stone cottages, built in 1916-18. The cottage appears to nestle into the slope and surrounding landscape; this harmony of structure and topography is one of the most significant aspects of Bowcot’s design. Constructed of mosic rubble with an irregular plan, this cottage is distinguished by picturesque chimneys and gables.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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