Friday, April 30, 2010

nest egg


The view from this nest is pure bliss. Can you see the Hudson River in the distance?
Truly, this grand maison deserves a pve design illustration. Don't you agree?
This Sunny spot ( home of Washington Irving) is literally in my back yard, just a short skip, hop and a flight there. It is a favorite spot to fly to. I had the pleasure of a visit with a fellow Kentuckian today sharing some southern hospitality in New York.
I live near the Hudson River in New York. Well not on the water, but nearby where many incredible historic homes are situated. I like to refer to them as "big nest eggs." One of my favorite spots in the world is "Kykuit" - the dutch translation means "bird's eye view.
The gardens, the fountains, the art, the shrubbery are stunning.
I wonder if places like this will exist or are they a thing of the past?

The above historical homes are open to the public to visit.

All photos are property of pve design, Historic Hudson Valley, Kykuit, Sunnyside

11 comments:

Dumbwit Tellher said...

What a truly magnificent "nest egg" and surrounding grounds PVE. I hope places such as that will be taken care of forever for all to appreciate. To reproduce homes such as that in many ways are not possible (due to timbers that aren't produced such as that or other materials) or too cost prohibitive. Thank you for posting, such a joy to see.

Lovely weekend to you ~

Tonia {Chic Modern Vintage} said...

Lovely homes. Looks very peaceful.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Thank goodness for historic preservation! Let's hope they stick around.

Roseanna said...

Lucky you,to live amongst such beautiful treasures. I think the Hudson Valley is the most beautiful places in New York. thank you for sharing these wonderful photos.

Miss Cavendish said...

I always mean to go there when I visit my SIL in the area! Mr. C has played golf(!) on the lawn of that Rockefeller historic site; his college buddy used to live there. :-)

The Homesteading Apartment said...

These photos remind me so of Biltmore Estate. The peace and tranquility of the gardens can compare to no other and the architecture inspires the creative part of my soul to sour.

I pop by quite often and feel very blessed to be able to take the pups for long walks on the grounds during visits. Thank you for sharing your inspiration (:

Karena said...

Fabulous Patricia, and how fortunate that you live near these "nest eggs" of such historical importance.

Karena
Art by Karena

SPLENDEROSA said...

Yes, they will always be there as I think we all realize those are of days gone by and we must treasure them. Nothing new would ever look like this would it? Thank you for sharing.

BALLET NEWS said...

Beautiful !

E.B. Finds said...

My girlfriend lives in Tarrytown and I in WNY,so whenever I go down to NYC for work, I visit her there. She actually lives on the grounds of a beautiful victorian mansion overlooking the Hudson. I have been to Kykuit too... It is like a diffrent world! Have you ever been to Hearst Castle in CA? That is another absolute favorite historic mansion, perched on a hill with unimaginable 360' scenic vistas!

Mindy Lockard Etiquette said...

What a lovely nest! I love historic homes and especially those on the East Coast. The West has them, but nothing like those near your neck of the woods! Thank you for sharing them with your West Coast followers!