The Estate is an outstanding example of a country estate laid out in the English manner. The house is sited on a knoll with a commanding view. The park-like setting includes a ha-ha wall, specimen trees, and plantings. An Italianate garden, hidden in a dell behind the house, dates from the turn of the century. A rose garden near the carriage house, redesigned by Dorothy Codman in 1908, once held more than 250 plant species.