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
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.
The property has recently undergone extensive renovations, but maintains most of it’s charm.
Inside rear turret
Including 3 turrets.
Sleeping porch turret
Leaded Glass Windows.
Window detail main entrance turret
And, a sweeping staircase.
Some garden restoration is being done as well.
Walled Garden from 2nd Floor Window
Take a visit, you won’t be disappointed!
For more photos of Wereholme, visit my Flickr site.
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.
In 1880 Jay Gould purchased the estate and renamed it Lyndhurst.
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
Today Lyndhurst is owned by Historic Hudson Valley and is open for tours.
To see more photos of Lyndhurst, visit my Flickr site.
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.
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.
Although, you can still get a feeling for the romantic nature of the grounds.
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.
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.
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
It is the second mansion to sit on this site, the first one burnt down in 1918.
It now serves as a NY State park and arboretum. The grounds are
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.