Westbrook, Suffolk County, New York
Westbrook, Suffolk County,
within Bayard-Cutting Arboretum
Westbrook, March 2010
|Nearest city||Great River, New York|
|Architectural style||Tudor Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||73001271|
|Added to NRHP||October 2, 1973|
Westbrook was designed in 1886 for William Bayard Cutting (1850-1912) by the architect Charles C. Haight in the Tudor style. Cutting had bought the estate it was to sit on from George L. Lorillard in 1884.
Scottish heather was shipped to provide thatch for the gate house, which remains at the corner of Montauk Highway and Great River Road. In 1895 Cutting and his brother laid out a golf course at Westbrook, known to be the first private golf course in the United States.
The house and its extensive landscaped grounds, now a state park called the Bayard-Cutting Arboretum, are open to the public, having been given to the people of Long Island by Bayard Cutting's widow and daughter "to provide an oasis of beauty and quiet for the pleasure, rest, and refreshment of those who delight in outdoor beauty; and to bring about a greater appreciation and understanding of the value and importance of informal planting."
Activities and services
At Westbook there is a restaurant, a gift shop, nature trails, and recreational programs.
Films with scenes shot at Westbrook
- 1993: The Age of Innocence, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Michelle Pfeiffer and Joanne Woodward. Based on the 1920 novel by Edith Wharton. (Archery/Lawn Party scene.)
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- Lynn Beebe Weaver (September 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Bayard Cutting Estate". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-02-20. See also: "Accompanying six photos".
- Bayard Cutting Arboretum
- New York State Parks: Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park
- Estate history
- By gone L.I. Westbrook "Bayard Cutting Arboretum "