A masterful assembly of a series of cottage-like elements in an offset, interlocking block along the shore.
Schmidt's creative watershed, 1926, culminated in the building of his own country house, whimsically named from a children's book by Rudyard Kipling.
Schmidt's Astor patronage produced this fine colonial revival country house for Ava Alice Muriel Astor, Vincent's eccentric sister.
In his country houses, Schmidt often looked directly to English models, and the Peyton house uses this source to good effect.
Schmidt's third commission for the Dillon family, built in New Jersey "horse country" at Far Hills, is perhaps Schmidt's best residential work of the 1930s.
Hudson Pines remains one of Mott Schmidt's finest country houses.