Fairleigh, East Norwich NY

Fairleigh was designed by the architects Trowbridge and Livingston in 1914 for the George S. Brewster family.  It now serves as The Hoffman Center, a private nature preserve and wildlife sanctuary that is occasionally open to the public.

Front of Fairleigh

Front of Fairleigh

I was visiting Fairleigh for a lecture about horse and automobile racing on Long Island.  The cars in front of the mansion were on exhibit.

Rear Facade of Fairleigh

Rear Facade of Fairleigh

It was raining the day of my visit, so I did not get many exterior photos.  This one shows the rear facade of Fairleigh.

Rear Terrace

Rear Terrace

The terrace, looking towards the terrace room, which was recently added to the estate.

Reflecting Pond

Reflecting Pond

The reflecting  pond was visible from the rear terrace.

Main Entrance Chandelier

Main Entrance Chandelier

I just loved this chandelier, it is spectacular!

Inside the Terrace Room

Inside the Terrace Room

The interior of the terrace room.

Interior of the West Loggia

Interior of the West Loggia

The West Loggia is being restored.

Exterior of West Loggia

Exterior of West Loggia

For more photos of Fairleigh visit my Flickr site.

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