Castle Hill on the Crane Estate


The Great House was built circa 1930 as a Stuart-style mansion with 59 rooms under the stewardship of The Trustees of Reservations. Constructed of concrete, steel, with brick exterior cladding, and predominantly rock slate roof over sloped concrete and nailing boards. The hand-carved woodwork interiors are salvaged from a 19th century English estate. Moisture within the structure is a concern to the owner, the intent is to preserve the building for future enjoyment. Leaks at roof level had been an issue to durability of the building fabric. When a wing of the building was having copper gutter replacement, The Trustees had Building Evolution Corporation (BEC) perform quality assurance inspection and provide recommendations to improve the gutter replacement. BEC also provided recommendations for future gutter replacements to further improve the durability.