Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Chelsea's Derelict Gardens

Benjamin Moore's 'Chelsea' as seen from across the Ferrucio Vitale designed pond in Muttontown.

There used to be formal gardens next to the house, designed by Innocenti & Webel. Today they are completely overgrown and falling apart.

The pet cemetery.

At the far end of the garden is this gazebo, which sits in the middle of a half moon of trees (which are hardly visible today).

The ruined greenhouse.


An Aesthete's Lament said...

Is the house still in the family? Or abandoned?

Bailey the Wonder Dog said...

If I am not mistaken, the house and grounds are now owned by Nassau County Parks. I hope someday they plan to restore the gardens.

Zach L. said...

Benjamin Moore's daughter deeded the house to the county sometime in the 1970's. It's been in their possession, slowly dying, ever since.