Though not as opulent as the other mansions this is a great visit for anyone interested in architecture.
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My favorite house by far. Shingle and stone, early Arts and Crafts, many natural elements, and still a work in progress. Amazingly enough, this was designed by Stanford White, who was also responsible for many of the stone "cottages".
We bought the 5-house ticket (which is a great deal if you have the time to see 5 houses). We weren't planning on visiting this house originally. However, Rosecliff was closed due to the flower show and so we decided to visit this house. What...More
This home is an amazing example of architecture and upcycling before it's time. There is little furniture and not all areas are completely renovated so it shows how the historical people restore the homes. The tour was offered on the hour and half-hour by a...More
This house demonstrates innovation and internationally influenced open plan design. Our expert guide gave us an appreciation of the many unique details that make this building a treasure. Don't go to look for luxurious furnishings - there is none. The architectural design detail stands on...More
As a contrast to the opulence of the Breakers this is a good place to visit. You could imagine people living there. And yet the detail pointed out to us by a very knowledgeable guide was amazing. Definitely one to visit!
This is an important home with wonderful curves and a prime example of American cedar shingles. It's a gem and a treasure on the outside. Inside it has some nice moldings and mantles, but no furniture. If you have limited time I suggest you walk...More
The home is an example of shingle style architecture. The house is something you can actually appreciate someone living inside, as opposed to showing off their wealth. The interior architectural details are interesting and beautifully done. Our docent was outstanding and really made the visit...More
This home is unlike Marble House, the Breakers, or Rosecliff - in that it is not as imposingly impressive. BUT it's a gem unto itself. Here, the tour concentrates on the architecture of the place - a rare classic example of shingle style. It's easy...More
Sparsely decorated and a restoration in process, this is a true vision of Stanford White in the begining of his hayday. Details that hide from sight but enhance the character of the building. Nothing by comparison to the golden age Mansions but a true historical...More