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.
I visited this National Trust for Historic Preservation site on May 28, 2009. The house and gardens were amazing. Kykuit is in the English Country House Style. It was designed by Delano and Aldrich originally between 1906-1908. The house under went a major renovation from 1908-1913 by William Welles Bosworth and Ogden Codman, Jr. This renovation gave the house the appearance it is known for today.
Kykuit Front Facade
Oceanus Fountain, opposite front facade
Detail of Pediment on Front Facade
Front Entrance with Porte Cochere
Tiffany Porte Cochere
Entrance Lantern, one of a pair
Garden Gate and Pergola Roof
West Garden Terrace
Pergola in Rose Garden
Along a Garden Walk
Detail Rose Garden Colonnade
Looking Back at Kykuit
For more photos, you can visit my Flickr site.