This is my very favorite place in the house and the one I wanted you to see. This is the winter conservatory. This area is to the right of the main entryway.
The grand staircase.
I took a specialized tour yesterday that showed rooms that are not on the regular tour. There were many Jan van Eyck sketches and works by Raphael. Downstairs there are two Renoirs. It was like touring a museum.
Here are some of the outdoor photos.
When you reach the bottom of the trail, there is the Conservatory beyond the gardens.
There seemed to be a lot of red and purple used together.
Part of the water gardens.
I never get tired of the gorgeous view. When Vanderbilt bought the land his estate is built on, he owned 125,000 acres.
Hope you are taking some time to stitch. Oh, and there was a quilt shop stop on this trip. More next time.