Caramoor

Architecture

The summer home of Wall Street financier Walter Rosen and his wife, Lucie, Caramoor was built over a 10 year period beginning in 1929. To furnish their 50-room Mediterranean-style villa, the couple imported such treasures as a lacquered room from an 18th century Italian palazzo and a 17th century Burgundian library. Other rooms feature 18th century hand-painted Chinese wallpaper, Renaissance architectural fragments, and 14th-century stained glass. Around the rooms, the Rosens arrayed their collection of medieval tapestries, Chinese jades, European paintings and sculpture, and antique furniture. The surrounding gardens range from the tranquil Spanish Courtyard to a Sunken Garden, Woodland Garden, Butterfly Garden, and Tapestry Hedge with intertwined varieties of evergreens. During their residence at Caramoor, the Rosens were prominent patrons of chamber music. Today, the house and grounds continue to be a venue for public concerts.

Amenities: Passport Stamp, Family Friendly, Restrooms