Franck & Lohsen Architects
Old Westbury Gardens
Westbury, New York
Westbury Estate and the adjacent Old Westbury Gardens are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and constitute a much loved and cherished enclave on Long Island. Using a combination of classical training and historic photographic research, the historic pergola was returned to its former glory. Many of the mistakes from numerous unskilled renovations and repairs were undone.
The centerpiece of the garden pergola is an octagonal pavilion with a trellised dome. Working from photographs and relying on Franck & Lohsen’s knowledge and training in classical architecture, the restoration team was able to return detail to the dome, the finial atop the dome, and the balusters and pedestals at the base of the dome. The team was also able to make corrections to the segmental archway in keeping with the original splendor of the historic pergola.