Travels

Teddy’s Summer White House

Located in the tranquil community of Oyster Bay,  Sagamore Hill was the only house Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909, ever owned. He bought the lands in 1880 at age 22, engaged New York architectural firm of Lamb & Rich to design a house for property in 1884 when… Continue reading Teddy’s Summer White House

Travels

Grand staircase

There's always something ephemerally beautiful about grand staircases. At once inviting and imposing, they loom large over foyers and hint at the riches and luminaries to be found just around the corner, sheltered from view, upstairs. Standing in front of  the nautical themed grand entrance staircase of George Eastman's former home in Rochester with its… Continue reading Grand staircase