Monthly Archives: July 2010

Wereholme / Weeks Estate / Scully Estate / Seatuck Environmental Association, Islip NY

Wereholme / Scully Estate 3

Wereholme / Scully Estate 3

Wereholme is located in Islip, NY.  It was one of the last large homes that the Architect, Grosvenor Atterbury, completed on Long Island in  1917.

Main Entrance Turret

Main Entrance Turret

The building is sometimes known as the Scully Estate or the Weeks Estate.  It is now home to the Suffolk County Environmental Center and the Seatuck Environmental Association.

Sign

Sign

The property has recently undergone extensive renovations, but maintains most of it’s charm.

Inside turret

Inside rear turret

Including 3 turrets.

Sleeping porch turret

Sleeping porch turret

Leaded Glass Windows.

Window detail main entrance turret

Window detail main entrance turret

And, a sweeping staircase.

Staircase

Staircase

Some garden restoration is being done as well.

Walled Garden from 2nd Floor Window

Walled Garden from 2nd Floor Window

Take a visit, you won’t be disappointed!

For more photos of Wereholme, visit my Flickr site.

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Lyndhurst Castle – Tarrytown, NY

Lyndhurst Castle 6

Lyndhurst Castle 6

Lyndhurst was designed by architect Alexander Jackson Davis in the gothic revival style in 1842.  In 1864, Lyndhurst’s owner hired Davis to more than double its size.

Lyndhurst 4

Lyndhurst 4

In 1880 Jay Gould purchased the estate and renamed it Lyndhurst.

Front Entrance

Front Entrance

Gould added the large, gothic style greenhouse designed by the firm of Lord and Burnham; its cast-iron structure still stands.

Lord and Burnham Greenhouse

Lord and Burnham Greenhouse

Today Lyndhurst is owned by Historic Hudson Valley and is open for tours.

To see more photos of Lyndhurst, visit my Flickr site.

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Sunnyside, Tarrytown NY

Sunnyside Exterior 3

Sunnyside Exterior 3

Sunnyside is Washington Irving’s gothic-romantic style cottage on the Hudson River.  Irving bought the property and house in 1835 and made some renovations to it – including adding this tower wing.

Tower Detail

Tower Detail

Path to Sunnyside, Hudson River and RR Tracks 1

Path to Sunnyside, Hudson River and RR Tracks 1

It is amazing how close the house is to the Hudson.  Some time after Irving purchased the property the New York Central Railroad came through his property.  Ruining the bucolic setting.

Porch Gingerbread

Porch Gingerbread

Although, you can still get a feeling for the romantic nature of the grounds.

Wisteria Vine

Wisteria Vine

This wisteria covers the building.  Today the property is owned by Historic Hudson Valley, and it is open for tours.

For more photos of Sunnyside, check out my Flickr page.

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Coe Hall / Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay NY

Coe Hall Exterior

Coe Hall Exterior

This beautiful Tudor revival style mansion was built for  William Robertson Coe, an insurance and railroad executive, and his wife Mary “Mai” Huttleston Rogers Coe.

Front Entrance

Front Entrance

It was constructed between 1918 and 1921 in the Tudor Revival style and faced in Indiana limestone. It was designed by the firm of Walker & Gillette.

Coe Hall Exterior 5

Coe Hall Exterior 5

It is the second mansion to sit on this site, the first one burnt down in 1918.

Garden Walk

Garden Walk

It now serves as a NY State park and arboretum.  The grounds are

Flower 8

Flower 8

vely!

Green House

Green House

Strolling on these grounds, one gets a sense of what it must have been like to live there.

To see more Coe Hall photos, check out my Flickr page.

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