I visited this house on January 29, 2012.
Approaching the Braes
This Jacobean-styled house was built in 1912 for Herbert Pratt and his wife. It is the second house to sit on this site. (The first house, a Georgian revival styled house, was also built for Pratt in 1902. The Pratt’s tore it down when they decided on the Jacobean style suited them better.) Both houses were designed by the architectural firm of Brite & Bacon.
The Front of the Braes
Today, this magnificent structure is home to the Webb Institute for Naval Architecture.
The Sound side of the Braes
This house is situated on 3 magnificent terraces above the Long Island Sound.
The view of the LI Sound from the Reception Room
Each terrace features several architectural and artistic details. Here are a few examples:
View of the House from the lowest terrace
The ramp up to the next terrace
Statue on 2nd Terrace
Niche on 2nd Terrace
Sculpture on 3rd Terrace
The house itself has wonderful lines.
The roof line and chimneys
Lion out front
For more photos of the Braes, including some interior shots, see my Braes Flickr site.
I visited this house on September 30, 2011. Normandy Manor is part of the William K. Vanderbilt II Estate known as Eagle’s Nest. The Manor was Mr. Vanderbilts’ caretaker cottage and was designed by the Architectural firm of Warren & Wetmore. For years it was privately owned, and then the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum bought the property a few years ago. When I visited this house it was hosting a designer show house.
Front of Normandy Manor
Side View of Normandy Manor
Rear view of Normandy Manor
The other side of Normandy Manor
The View from the front porch, towards the circular driveway
The View from the circular drive towards the entrance gate of Eagle's Nest
For more photos of Normandy Manor and its wonderful gardens see my Normandy Manor and Eagle’s Nest Flickr page.
This beautiful house was built in 1896 by the noted architect, Grosvenor Atterbury for Arthur B. Clafin. The house also was known as the Tucker Mill Inn.
Tucker Mill Inn
For years it has served as the administration building for Southampton College, now SUNY Stony Brook at Southampton. The large antenna in the background is for a radio station.
Tucker Mill Inn from the Side
This view of the chimney and windows shows some signature details that Grosvenor Atterbury was known for.