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Normandy Manor, Centerport NY

I visited this house on September 30, 2011.  Normandy Manor is part of the William K. Vanderbilt II Estate known as Eagle’s Nest.  The Manor was Mr. Vanderbilts’ caretaker cottage and was designed by the Architectural firm of Warren & Wetmore.  For years it was privately owned, and then the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum bought the property a few years ago.  When I visited this house it was hosting a designer show house.

Front of Normandy Manor

Front of Normandy Manor

Side View of Normandy Manor

Side View of Normandy Manor

Rear view of Normandy Manor

Rear view of Normandy Manor

The other side of Normandy Manor

The other side of Normandy Manor

The View from the front porch, towards the circular driveway

The View from the front porch, towards the circular driveway

The View from the circular drive towards the entrance gate of Eagle's Nest

The View from the circular drive towards the entrance gate of Eagle's Nest

For more photos of Normandy Manor and its wonderful gardens see my Normandy Manor and Eagle’s Nest Flickr page.

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Eagle’s Nest – Vanderbilt Museum Historic House and Planetarium, Centerport, NY

I visited this house on July 3, 2008. I feel as if I grew up here – I used to work in the Planetarium here. It has been approximately 20 years since my last visit. I was disappointed by the state of dis-repair found in the mansion and surrounding estate.

Entrance to Eagles Nest

Entrance to Eagle’s Nest Courtyard.

Clock Tower from Courtyard

Clock Tower from inside Courtyard.

Eagle\'s Nest Living Room Wing from Courtyard

Living Room Wing from Courtyard

Original Wing from Courtyard

Original Wing from Courtyard

Memorial Wing from Courtyard

Memorial Wing from Courtyard

Harbor View Through Courtyard Gate

Harbor View from Courtyard Gate

Harbor View from Balcony inside Courtyard Gate

Harbor View from inside balcony of Courtyard Gate

Boxwoog garden, view from inside Courtyard Gate balcony (looking down)

Boxwood Garden from Courtyard Gate balcony (looking down)

Swimming Pool Complex from Covered Patio

Swimming Pool Complex from Covered Patio Terrace

Pond on Terrace Outside Covered Patio

Pond on Terrace outside covered patio

Sundial on Original Wing

Sundial on Original Wing

Garden Gate in Sundial Garden

Garden Gate in Sundial Garden

Living Room Wing from Sundial Garden

Living Room Wing from Sundial Garden

Carriage House

Eagle’s Nest Carriage House

Marine Museum (behind Carriage House)

Marine Museum behind Carriage House

Boat House

Eagle’s Nest Boat House

Power House

Eagle’s Nest Power House

Vanderbilt Planetarium (Site of former Tennis Courts)

Vanderbilt Planetarium – Site of former Tennis Courts

Rose Garden Outside of Planetarium

Rose Garden Outside of Planetarium

Columns in Rose Garden

Columns Inside Rose Garden

Planter Near Rose Garden

Planter near Rose Garden

Columns Between Mansion and Planetarium

Columns Between Mansion and Planetarium

One of a Pair of Eagles from the Original Grand Central Station

One of a Pair of Eagles from the Original Grand Central Station – Just inside the front Gate of the Estate

Estate Gate - Originally from Idle Hour

Estate Gate – Originally from Idle Hour

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