Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pots of Money

Kykuit, high above the Hudson, was built by the Rockerfellers in 1908.

What fun it would be to design a mansion with money no object at all! Putti all over the place and lamps by Tiffany, and Chinese import porcelain and a great deal of modern art. 

The study

the porch

an arch in the garden

the view over the original swimming pool

and across the private golf course.


  1. How gorgeous! It's on my list of places to see when I next visit.

    The pictures are beautiful!

  2. Wow. How would it be to have such luxury?? These are the kind of people who spend money on silly things

    Thank goodness for them.

  3. This setting does look lovely, and what the Rockefellers added to it isn't totally awful. Kidding a bit.


  4. it would feel a tomb if not shared!

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  5. I understand it is opened to the visitors? In my opinion the interiors look better than it does outside

  6. No doubt a beautiful building and great that the public get to see it - but the scrambled egg look on the exterior is just a bit overdone - in my humble opinion!
    Always find difficulty comprehending such wealth.

  7. I could definitely 'go' a mansion ... and to design and decorate one would be an exciting challenge.

    I would not be averse to just taking over this one. Do you have a key????

  8. I agree with Bella, I don`t really like the fancy exterior but the rest of the place is pretty nice. Love your image of the top of the archway.

  9. What gorgeous vistas those Rockefellers enjoyed. It reminds me of the mansions overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Newport, RI.

  10. I believe I could live like that, given a chance...

  11. What a beautiful estate. I plan on visit Kykuit this fall, when I visit Sleepy Hollow.

  12. Too bad they couldn't find a spot with a nice view.

  13. What a grand view over the countryside they have. I like the facade, except for that huge eagle on top....

  14. Enjoyed these especially the first one looking out over the Hudson.


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