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
Oceanus Fountain, opposite front facade
Detail of Pediment on Front Facade
Front Entrance with Porte Cochere
Tiffany Porte Cochere
Entrance Lantern, one of a pair
Garden Gate and Pergola Roof
West Garden Terrace
Pergola in Rose Garden
Along a Garden Walk
Detail Rose Garden Colonnade
Looking Back at Kykuit
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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
Detail of Westbrook Roof
Westbrook Porch with Wisteria
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