Prospect Park's mid-19th century mansion, Litchfield Villa, has an unusual architectural detail on its porch.
It is prime season for touring historic sites that are decked out in holiday cheer, overflowing with greens, lights and other decorative symptoms of the season. If you are exploring upstate, a special candlelight tour is held every December in the architectural wonder of a town that is Newburgh, N.Y.
Tucked into the southern end of Brooklyn Heights in the enchanting Willow Town area is a stretch of Gothic Revival rowhouses with an unusual architectural feature that looks curiously modern.
Lyndhurst, located in Tarrytown, N.Y., is one of America's finest castles. The house was designed in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis, one of the giants of early 19th century American architecture