Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Maclay House




This house was built in 1909 and was used as a winter home by Alfred B. Maclay and his wife, Louise. It is located in the heart of Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park and is surrounded by 1,176 acres of gardens which were developed by the Maclays over their lifetimes and later donated to the State of Florida. The house was closed the day I was there.

Linking to Tuesday's Treasures.

21 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

I love the pale pink and white. Also the beautiful front door! There is glass in the top arch, and even the roof has a little arch to match the one on the door.

BeachGypsy said...

Thanks for the hug!! that is a neat house and are you going back to visit it when it is open so you can go in?

Lowell said...

It certainly has been well maintained. It was made the year my mother was born! But almost 1200 acres of gardens makes me very tired. No wonder they donated it to the state! :) Would love to see some of the inside if you ever get the chance.

Daniela said...

Dear Lois,
what lovely, charming mansion, I so love this kind of architecture!

Thanking you wholeheartedly for sharing such beauty,
I'm sending all my love to you

XOXO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

biebkriebels said...

It looks well preserved.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Um belo edifício.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Sandra said...

I love the door and the transom, and back them houses had personalities, each one a little different or a lot different.

Sharon Anck said...

What a pretty little house. It looks like the perfect holiday retreat.

William Kendall said...

A lovely place!

Tom said...

...Lois, such a gorgeous home, the door is so inviting! 1.176 acres of gardens, that must be a sight to behold. Thanks for sharing this week, please stop back again.

Christine said...

A really quaint cottage & how clever to arch the roof over the doorway! A lovely detail!

RedPat said...

It is nice to know that there are such good people in the world!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

What a lovely house. It must look wonderful inside.

God bless.

bill burke said...

It's a beautiful house and it was nice the Maclays donated it to the state. Now lots of people can get pleasure in seeing it.

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely series of photos of a unique house ~ love it!

Happy Week to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Revrunner said...

Wow! And I think I have my hands full with three potted plants. :-)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That is a very welcoming front door Lois, j'adore the arched detail above the door ✨

betty-NZ said...

Pretty, well-kept place. I love the details on the window.

Kay said...

That's a lovely house -- I like the color and that door is so nice -- and the gardens are huge. What a nice gift to Florida!

Joy Pound said...

Who was the builder of the home? I was told it was my great grandfather .

Lois said...

According to the document I have linked to below, the home was built by John Hugh and Georgia O. Law in 1906 as a hunting lodge on their Lac-Cal Plantation (see page 9). Is that your great grandfather?

https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/bfaf3eea-5ba6-45ff-8d1d-09b1022d350f.