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Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park

"architecture", "travel"Heidi ShenkComment

Andrew is an architect, so naturally, when we travel we tend to make a lot of pit stops at various places of architectural interest. A couple springs ago, we spent a long weekend in Asheville and spent a day at The Biltmore Estate. Last September, when we were driving back to Baltimore after spending a week in Vermont, Andrew made it his mission to make a pit stop at another Vanderbilt home. We ended up making it a two for one and stopped at FDR's house as well, but I thought I'd share a few photos from the Vanderbilt Mansion today.

Sometimes, it's sort of fun to think back to a time when these immense houses were built, imagine strolling through their gardens as if they were your own, and wondering what lavish and elaborate parties had been hosted there. It's an entirely different time and lifestyle that makes one think of The Great Gatsby. And while the mansion in Hyde Park is only a fraction in size and scale to that of The Biltmore, it's still sort of fun to transport yourself to that era.

Vanderbilt Mansion Hyde Park
Vanderbilt Mansion Hyde Park
Vanderbilt Mansion Hyde Park
Vanderbilt Mansion Hyde Park
Vanderbilt Mansion Hyde Park
Vanderbilt Mansion Hyde Park
Vanderbilt Mansion Hyde Park
Vanderbilt Mansion Hyde Park
Vanderbilt Mansion Hyde Park

Have you been to any of the Vanderbilt properties? I just imagined sitting in these gardens with a book or sketchbook all day.

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