Using the estate for community programs, cultural events, and tours requires on-going preservation of the landscape, buildings, and infrastructure. The structures across site are complex puzzles of aging stone, wood, metal, slate, glass, and brick that require relentless preservation.
Check back for updates on projects happening across the estate.
Mansion Envelope Restoration Project
This multi-year project has the largest scope of those being funded by the Pride & Preservation Campaign. In the summer and fall of 2017, Brucemore staff and Trustees contracted with…Read More
A comprehensive site-wide infrastructure plan – a key element of the Pride & Preservation Campaign – outlines necessary updates to critical infrastructure across the estate, including enhancements to exterior lighting,…Read More
Preserving the Chimney Caps
When Caroline Sinclair hired builders to construct her home, she was able to draw upon a pool of laborers and artisans whose accomplishments still impress visitors over a century later.…Read More
Restoring the Study
The Study was restored to its 1910 appearance in 1997. Restoration of the Sitting Room/Study included furniture conservation and reproduction, installation of new window treatments, and faux painting of several…Read More
Lord & Burnham Greenhouse Rehabilitation
From 2011 to 2012, Brucemore rehabilitated the historic Lord & Burnham Greenhouse in the heart of the estate. Around 1915, the Douglas family purchased the Lord & Burnham Greenhouse to…Read More