PRESERVATION 

Conserving and Restoring one of America’s Most Treasured Landmarks


 

CURRENT PRESERVATION WORK

Westbury House Restoration

When you visit Old Westbury Gardens this spring and experience the beautiful colors throughout the landscape you’ll see activity around Westbury House.

After more than 100 years the Collyweston slate roof and terra cotta cornice of Westbury House are seriously deteriorated, endangering the fine art, furniture collections, and the Phipps Family archives.

Fortunately, the Collyweston quarry in central England that furnished the original slate tiles reopened after 40 years and provided the opportunity for Old Westbury Gardens to restore the roof using original source material. Completion is expected by December 2019.

In order to safeguard the contents of Westbury House during this project all the artwork, furniture, mirrors and other collections were relocated or protected in place. There will be limited access to Westbury House throughout this project and access may be determined on a daily basis.