Not as grand and stately as George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate or Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and Poplar Forest, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Top Cottage – which sits atop the hills of Dutchess County, New York - is nonetheless as appealing, with its classic simplicity and elegant architectural lines.
So you don’t fancy the mansion residences at Mount Vernon and Monticello? If you prefer a classic or renovated ranch, a summer house on the beachfront, or a fabulous Dutch-villa style home, get set for some inspired ideas from the homes of four living U.S. Presidents from the South.
Called the “most vividly personal of the presidential shrines,” the picturesque, sprawling two-story Shingle-style Queen Anne home stands atop a hill in Cove Neck and overlooks Long Island Sound. Teddy Roosevelt’s Sagamore Hill estate exudes every part of his energetic personality and his passion for nature, hunting, and the environment.
Think of them as regional White Houses where top-level events happen. We thought it may be fun to look at the homes of the Southeastern Conference university presidents, where alumni fundraisers, football receptions – and maybe football strategy sessions that determine chanpionships – are hosted.