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.