Eustis Estate

Landscape Tour Stop 2

Facade of a house made of multicolored stone and brick with an irregular roof line and chimneys and arches along the terrace.


Each elevation of the Eustis mansion is testament to Emerson’s talent in designing a complex and impressive architectural composition. The stone and brick mansion is heavily patterned, which is typical of the Queen Anne Revival style. Every view of the building offers an unexpected treat. During your visit, be sure to walk completely around the house and see how each side is unique. Many of the architectural details were covered with ivy starting in the 1890s, but in the mid-twentieth century the ivy was removed to reveal the decorative stone and brickwork.


Black and white photograph looking through archway at ivy covered wall with two young boys with bicycles and two girls looking out an open window above them.
Fred and Gus Eustis and two young girls, c.1885


The view out the front door looks down an allée, a formal pathway bordered by rows of trees. Originally these trees were American elms, but they were replaced by disease-resistant locust trees in the twentieth century. Before the construction of the gatehouse, it is likely that this was the main approach to the house.


Black and white photograph of a carriage pulled by one black and one white horse with a driver wearing a top hat in front of stone house near archway.
Mrs. Hemenway’s carriage with Hogan driving, May 1894


Black and white photograph of large stone house with many chimneys and balconies. Two teenage boys and a young girl pose in front of a window and appear very small.
Fred, Gus, and Mary Eustis in front of their home, c.1895


Walk around to the right side of the house to see the Gatehouse at the bottom of the hill.