The Country Home

The Country Home (HM25VF)

Location: Great River, NY 11739 Suffolk County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 44.142', W 73° 9.75'

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This magnificent 68-room mansion, called Westbrook, was the country home of William Bayard Cutting (1850-1912) and his beloved wife Olivia (1855-1949). Their main residence was in New York City. W. B. Cutting was an industrialist involved in railroads, banking, insurance, real estate, and sugar refineries. He married Olivia Peyton Murray in 1877. They had four children: William Bayard Jr., Justine Bayard, Bronson Murray Bayard, and Olivia Bayard, and one grandchild named Iris. Mr. Cutting died in 1912; Mrs. Cutting continued to live at Westbrook until her death in 1949.


William Bayard Cutting
Mr. Cutting was a philanthropist who put his talent and money to work supporting many charitable and cultural institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Metropolitan Opera Company.

Olivia Murray Cutting
After her husband's death, Mrs. Cutting carried on his philanthropic and civic activities.


Frederick Law Olmsted

The landscape of the estate was designed by the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted.

Louis Comfort Tiffany
Stained-glass windows and the fireplace in the breakfast room arc by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Westbrook
Charles Haight, Westbrook's architect, designed the house in a style that was primarily Tudor, but included some Queen Anne features. Some interior features, such as fireplaces and woodwork, were imported from Europe and are much older than the building.

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Date Added Friday, March 9th, 2018 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 655156 N 4511041
Decimal Degrees40.73570000, -73.16250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 44.142', W 73° 9.75'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 44' 8.5200000000002" N, 73° 9' 45" W
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Area Code(s)516, 631
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Ruland Rd, Great River NY 11739, US
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