Fox Hunting in the Hamptons

The Suffolk Hunt Club

Click HERE to read an 1891 article about fox hunting in the Shinnecock Hills.

Ballyshear, Southampton New York

Ballyshear from the west in an early view
Ballyshear is one of the last great estates ever built in the Hamptons "Gilded Age". Originally set upon vast acreage with commanding views  of the bay it is still today one of the finest properties in the Hamptons.
It has been reported that New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg has recently purchased the estate.
The estate has also been featured in the recent book, "Houses of the Hamptons, 1880-1930", by Gary Lawrance & Anne Surchin Acanthus Press 2007.

Please follow the links below to read more about Ballyshear,
Houses of the Hamptons, 1880-1930
as reviewed on New York Social Diary
Today's review of Ballyshear  on
New York Social Diary

Beautiful Gardens in America, By Louise Shelton

The Garden at Wooldon Manor, Southampton, New York
Click HERE to view this important book about many of the great gardens of the,"Gilded Age", including Southampton's, " Wooldon Manor", when owned by Dr. Peter Wyckoff, James Breese's, " The Orchard", Newport and many of the great gardens all around the country circa 1915.