Thursday, September 30, 2021

Merestead - Kinda

I read about a property in Northern Westchester called Merestead that is an old mansion on a huge bit of land that was bequeathed to the county and made into one of the parks. The combo of cool architecture and trails is right up my alley so I drove up a few weeks ago. This may be my biggest "adventure fail" as the main house and many of the cool things to see are still under a restoration process. 
The carriage house and another outbuilding were reachable and I took a nice hike around the property. The trail brought me to the back lawn, a lush field, where I spotted two deer grazing. They spotted me too and galloped off quickly! 

I will for sure give this one another try when the house is restored because even under a scaffold it looks stunning!

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16 thoughts on the matter:

Handmade in Israel said... {Reply}

I hardly call it a fail! You got some wonderful shots and you can go back when the place has been fully restored.

Daniela said... {Reply}

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for hosting, Tamar!
Wishing you a most wonderful Thursday
Xx Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (

Michele Morin said... {Reply}

Beautiful and intriguing --as usual!

Tom said... {Reply}

...I love the garage with its wonderful door and eyebrow dormer. Classy!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

Definitely not a total fail! I love the photos you did get of the property and buildings! That first shot looks like a fairy tale dwelling!

Shelbee on the Edge said... {Reply}

Oh wow, what a beautiful property despite much of it being under renovation. I hope you get the chance to revisit when more buildings are accessible. These pictures are wonderful!


Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

You still got some cool pictures!

Lea said... {Reply}

Great photos! My favorite is the rock wall with that gap just inviting a person to walk through!
Have a blessed day!

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Maple Leopard said... {Reply}

I really love this carriage house...what a lovely spot to visit for fall! Have a very happy October!!


Joanne said... {Reply}

Another beautiful place to visit!

Bekah said... {Reply}

Well you win for best "failed" pictures. All these were so beautiful! I hate it when I miss out for renovations, even if I know they're necessary. Can't wait to see when it's done!

Lucy said... {Reply}

I actually love the shots- what fail?! Thanks for hosting- Have a wonderful weekend!

Sara Chapman in Seattle USA said... {Reply}

I really like those three soft arches on the double doors. So soothing, somehow.

handmade by amalia said... {Reply}

Thank you for another lovely party!
Enjoy the weekend,

csuhpat1 said... {Reply}

That is so very cool. Thanks for sharing.