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.
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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.
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:
Sorry, I do not know the name or artist of the above sculpture. Here is another example:
Another reason why I love the grounds at this mansion is the restored formal 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.
On the grounds of Clayton is another structure: The Jerusha Dewey Cottage.
On June 22, 2008 I also visited the Main House at Old Westbury Gardens.
The front entrance (North Side) to Westbury House.
The back of the house (South Side), facing the gardens.
A sphinx (one of a pair) on the South Terrace.
The South Terrace – just beautiful!
The West side of the house.
Looking Down the South Allee…….
The Silver garden.
The Boxwood Garden.
The Thatched Cottage, a playhouse for the Phipps children.
The Rose Garden path.
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 down the East Allee from the Walled Garden.
On the grounds of Old Westbury Gardens is another estate: Orchard Hill.