Caumsett is a New York State Historic Park located on the north shore of Suffolk County.
Caumsett Front Fascade
The entire estate has been preserved and consists of the Mansion…
the Winter Cottage…
Side View of Winter Cottage
the Dairy complex….
Dairy Farm Silo
the Polo Stables…
Interior Polo Stables
Horse at Polo Stables
and the Walled Garden….
Fountain in Walled Garden
Dairy Complex from Walled Garden
The estate was built for Marshall Field III in the early 1920’s by the architect John Russell Pope. I was there to visit the beautiful Designer’s Show House (October 2010) in the Winter Cottage (to benefit the Caumsett Foundation) and to enjoy the grounds.
View of LI Sound From Mansion
To view more pictures of Caumsett, and other historic houses I’ve visited, please visit my Flickr site.
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.
I visited this beautiful Great River, NY estate on May 21, 2009. The house and grounds are now known as the Bayard Cutting Arboretum. The house was designed by the architect Charles C. Haight in 1887. It is Tudor in style. I have written and posted pictures about this estate extensively on my Long Island South Shore History Wiki Westbrook Page. I hope you will visit that page, in the mean time, perhaps I can tempt you with just a few pictures here.
Westbrook from the River
Detail of Westbrook Roof
Westbrook Porch with Wisteria
To see more of my photos from Westbrook, visit my Flikr site.
On May 29, 2008 I visited this wonderful estate for the first time. I was with a group of librarians from RASD, a division of the Suffolk County Library Association.
This home was built in 1718 and added onto many times over the years. This is one wing, visible from the back of the house, with many room additions made to it through the years.
This is another wing, with many room additions visible. This wing is also off the rear of the house.
Revolutionary War general and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, William Floyd, was born in this house in 1734. The house remained in the Floyd family until 1976. For more house history see the National Park Service website.
Back behind the Floyd Estate there are a number of farm accessory buildings. This is what the inside of the tool shed looks like. And this is the view from the door of the tool shed.
This is what the inside of the ice house looked like.