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Caumsett, Lloyd’s Neck NY

Caumsett is a New York State Historic Park located on the north shore of Suffolk County.

Caumsett Front Fascade

Caumsett Front Fascade

The entire estate has been preserved and consists of the Mansion…

East Fascade

East Fascade

the Winter Cottage…

Winter Cottage

Winter Cottage

Side View of Winter Cottage

Side View of Winter Cottage

the Dairy complex….

Dairy Complex

Dairy Complex

Dairy Farm Silo

Dairy Farm Silo

the Polo Stables…

Polo Stables

Polo Stables

Interior Polo Stables

Interior Polo Stables

Horse at Polo Stables

Horse at Polo Stables

and the Walled Garden….

Fountain in Walled Garden

Fountain in Walled Garden

Dairy Complex from 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

View of LI Sound From Mansion

To view more pictures of Caumsett, and other historic houses I’ve visited, please visit my Flickr site.

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Wereholme / Weeks Estate / Scully Estate / Seatuck Environmental Association, Islip NY

Wereholme / Scully Estate 3

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

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.

Sign

Sign

The property has recently undergone extensive renovations, but maintains most of it’s charm.

Inside turret

Inside rear turret

Including 3 turrets.

Sleeping porch turret

Sleeping porch turret

Leaded Glass Windows.

Window detail main entrance turret

Window detail main entrance turret

And, a sweeping staircase.

Staircase

Staircase

Some garden restoration is being done as well.

Walled Garden from 2nd Floor Window

Walled Garden from 2nd Floor Window

Take a visit, you won’t be disappointed!

For more photos of Wereholme, visit my Flickr site.

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Westbrook, Great River NY

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

Westbrook from the River

Front Entrance

Front Entrance

Detail of Westbrook Roof

Detail of Westbrook Roof

Westbrook Porch with Wisteria

Westbrook Porch with Wisteria

To see more of my photos from Westbrook, visit my Flikr site.

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William Floyd Estate, Mastic NY

Front of William Floyd EstateOn 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.

RASD Members walking to Floyd Estate

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.

Back View - many room add-ons visible

This is another wing, with many room additions visible. This wing is also off the rear of the house.

Back View- another wing of room add-ons

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.

Inside the Tool Shed

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.

View thru tool shed door

This is what the inside of the ice house looked like.

Inside the Ice House

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