The last stop on the Grand Tour of Kykuit was the Coach House. The upper level is a museum and the lower level has been converted to a meeting and conference center.
What a fabulous tour. We would recommend the Grand Tour to anyone that is able to go up and down a lot of stairs. It is the tour that lets you see everything.
As we were leaving the estate, we drove past Rockefeller Play House. The Play House is a rambling French Norman two-story structure completed by Junior in 1927. The building is three times the size of the Kykuit mansion. It stands alongside the nine-hole, reversible golf course, and an outdoor swimming pool and two tennis courts. It contains an array of sporting facilities, including an indoor swimming pool and tennis court, fully equipped gym for basketball, a squash court, a billiard room and a full-size bowling alley. It also has dining and living rooms, and a huge reception hall. Maybe someday they will open it to the public!!