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Old Orchard House, Oyster Bay Cove NY

Located on the grounds of Sagamore Hill is another home, Old Orchard House, built by Theodore Roosevelt Jr. in 1938. It is a Georgian Revival or Neo Georgian Style home, that now serves as a Museum to his father’s legacy.  I visited this house on July 26, 2008.

Old Orchard House

Old Orchard House

Old Orchard House - Plaque

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Clayton, Roslyn NY

East Facade of Clayton

East Facade of Clayton

On October 8, 2007 I visited this estate.

Clayton was originally built in 1904 by the architect  Ogden Codman, Jr for Lloyd Bryce on land that was once owned by William Cullen Bryant.  In 1917 the estate was purchased by Henry Clay Frick for his son, Childs Frick and his new wife, Frances.  In 1919 the facade of the mansion was redesigned by architect Charles Carrick Allom in the Neo Georgian or Georgian Revival Style.  Clayton is now the home of the Nassau County Museum of Art.  It is one of my favorite mansions to visit on Long Island.

West Facade of Clayton

West Facade of Clayton

North Facade of Clayton (with sculptures visible)

North Facade of Clayton (with sculptures visible)

One of the reasons why I love to visit the grounds of this mansion is the roughly 45 contemporary sculptures that dot the landscape. Here is an example:

Contemporary Sculpture

Contemporary Sculpture

Sorry, I do not know the name or artist of the above sculpture.  Here is another example:

Wood Duck

Wood Duck

Wood Duck Plaque

Wood Duck Plaque

Another reason why I love the grounds at this mansion is the restored formal garden.

Garden Plaque

Garden Plaque

Boxwood Garden

Boxwood Garden

The Boxwood Garden is one of the many rooms that comprise the formal garden.

In the garden is the most wonderful structure: the trellis.

Garden Trellis

Garden Trellis

Trellis Plaque

Trellis Plaque

Trellis Detail 1

Trellis Detail 1

Trellis Detail 3

Trellis Detail 3

Capitols continuing the trellis into the garden

Capitols continuing the trellis into the garden

On the grounds of Clayton is another structure: The Jerusha Dewey Cottage.

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Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury, NY

On June 22, 2008 I also visited the Main House at Old Westbury Gardens.

Entrance to Old Westbury House

The front entrance (North Side) to Westbury House.

South Facade Old Westbury House

The back of the house (South Side), facing the gardens.

Sphynx on South Terrace

A sphinx (one of a pair) on the South Terrace.

South Terrace

The South Terrace – just beautiful!

Old Westbury House from the Side

The West side of the house.

Looking Down the South Allee

Looking Down the South Allee…….

Silver Garden

The Silver garden.

Boxwood Garden

The Boxwood Garden.

Thatched Cottage

The Thatched Cottage, a playhouse for the Phipps children.

Rose Garden Path

The Rose Garden path.

Walled Garden Gate

The entrance gate to the walled garden.

The next few pictures are from inside the Walled Garden – one of my favorite places to visit.

Looking into the Walled Garden

Pergola and Lily Pond

Pergola in Walled Garden

Fountain in Walled Garden

Looking down Allee from Walled Garden

Looking down the East Allee from the Walled Garden.

On the grounds of Old Westbury Gardens is another estate: Orchard Hill.

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