Winter 1888 - ROBERT PLANS A NEW ESTATE AT WILDERSTEIN
Within a month of his father’s death, Robert begins plans to greatly expand the house and grounds at Wilderstein, using the latest technology and styles. He hires Arnout Cannon, Jr. of Poughkeepsie as the architect. Rather than tear down the previous house, Robert builds his new house around the first house, completely enveloping the original structure in a massive Queen Anne style mansion.
Pictured, Cannon’s design detail for the mansion’s porch