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Lyndhurst Castle – Tarrytown, NY

Lyndhurst Castle 6

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.

Lyndhurst 4

Lyndhurst 4

In 1880 Jay Gould purchased the estate and renamed it Lyndhurst.

Front Entrance

Front Entrance

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

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.

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Sunnyside, Tarrytown NY

Sunnyside Exterior 3

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.

Tower Detail

Tower Detail

Path to Sunnyside, Hudson River and RR Tracks 1

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.

Porch Gingerbread

Porch Gingerbread

Although, you can still get a feeling for the romantic nature of the grounds.

Wisteria Vine

Wisteria Vine

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.

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Kykuit, Tarrytown, NY

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

Kykuit Front Facade

Oceanus Fountain, opposite front facade

Oceanus Fountain, opposite front facade

Detail of Pediment on Front Facade

Detail of Pediment on Front Facade

Front Entrance with Porte Cochere

Front Entrance with Porte Cochere

Tiffany Porte Cochere

Tiffany Porte Cochere

Entrance Lantern, one of a pair

Entrance Lantern, one of a pair

Garden Gate and Pergola Roof

Garden Gate and Pergola Roof

West Garden Terrace

West Garden Terrace

Tiffany Fence

Tiffany Fence

Pergola in Rose Garden

Pergola in Rose Garden

Along a Garden Walk

Along a Garden Walk

Detail Rose Garden Colonnade

Detail Rose Garden Colonnade

Kykuit Fence

Kykuit Fence

Looking Back at Kykuit

Looking Back at Kykuit

For more photos, you can visit my Flickr site.

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