Monthly Archives: May 2009

Kykuit, Tarrytown, NY

I visited this National Trust for Historic Preservation site on May 28, 2009.  The house and gardens were amazing.  Kykuit is in the English Country House Style.  It was designed by Delano and Aldrich originally between 1906-1908.  The house under went a major renovation from 1908-1913 by William Welles Bosworth and Ogden Codman, Jr.   This renovation gave the house the appearance it is known for today.

Kykuit Front Facade

Kykuit Front Facade

Oceanus Fountain, opposite front facade

Oceanus Fountain, opposite front facade

Detail of Pediment on Front Facade

Detail of Pediment on Front Facade

Front Entrance with Porte Cochere

Front Entrance with Porte Cochere

Tiffany Porte Cochere

Tiffany Porte Cochere

Entrance Lantern, one of a pair

Entrance Lantern, one of a pair

Garden Gate and Pergola Roof

Garden Gate and Pergola Roof

West Garden Terrace

West Garden Terrace

Tiffany Fence

Tiffany Fence

Pergola in Rose Garden

Pergola in Rose Garden

Along a Garden Walk

Along a Garden Walk

Detail Rose Garden Colonnade

Detail Rose Garden Colonnade

Kykuit Fence

Kykuit Fence

Looking Back at Kykuit

Looking Back at Kykuit

For more photos, you can visit my Flickr site.

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Westbrook, Great River NY

I visited this beautiful Great River, NY estate on May 21, 2009.  The house and grounds are now known as the Bayard Cutting Arboretum.  The house was designed by the architect Charles C. Haight in 1887.  It is Tudor in style.  I have written and posted pictures about this estate extensively on my Long Island South Shore History Wiki Westbrook Page.  I hope you will visit that page, in the mean time, perhaps I can tempt you with just a few pictures here.

Westbrook from the River

Westbrook from the River

Front Entrance

Front Entrance

Detail of Westbrook Roof

Detail of Westbrook Roof

Westbrook Porch with Wisteria

Westbrook Porch with Wisteria

To see more of my photos from Westbrook, visit my Flikr site.

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