Our staff member rode this lift many feet above the ground and was able to get a better look at the mansion from a unique perspective.
The south end of the mansion was restored in the early 2000s and informed the process of the most recent restoration work on the east portico.
As the lift rose higher and higher, the perspective on the mansion changed and the sections of the restored facade became even more visually apparent.
The front portico was fully restored last year (2014) and the painted stucco on the front now glistens as it would have in 1896. For a look at the history of the portico check out our previous blogs HERE and HERE.
From this vantage point, you can get a great glimpse of Staatsburgh's newly repaired roof. We can now protect our collections without worrying about water damage.
The carriage road approaching the mansion winds its way throughout the park. Approaching the building with a winding road provides several excellent vantage points to view the imposing stature of the home. The landscape design integrated the road into the natural features of the landscape and helped to create a pastoral setting. If you visit us for a tour, you will follow this same road into the parking lot.