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The Braes, Glen Cove NY

I visited this house on January 29, 2012.

Approaching the Braes

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 Braes

The Front of the Braes

 

Today, this magnificent structure is home to the Webb Institute for Naval Architecture.

The Sound side of the Braes

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

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

View of the House from the lowest terrace

 

The ramp up to the next terrace

The ramp up to the next terrace

 

Statue on 2nd Terrace

Statue on 2nd Terrace

 

Niche on 2nd Terrace

Niche on 2nd Terrace

 

Sculpture on 3rd Terrace

Sculpture on 3rd Terrace

The house itself has wonderful lines.

The roof line and chimneys

The roof line and chimneys

Lion out front

Lion out front

 

For more photos of the Braes, including some interior shots, see my Braes Flickr site.

 

 

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Normandy Manor, Centerport NY

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

Front of Normandy Manor

Side View of Normandy Manor

Side View of Normandy Manor

Rear view of Normandy Manor

Rear view of Normandy Manor

The other side of Normandy Manor

The other side of Normandy Manor

The View from the front porch, towards the circular driveway

The View from the front porch, towards the circular driveway

The View from the circular drive towards the entrance gate of Eagle's Nest

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.

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Clafin Estate / Tucker Mill Inn / Southampton College, Southampton NY

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.

Detail Chimney

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