Mrs. Bayard James, and her mother Mrs.W. Bayard Cutting have taken steps to assure the continuing existence of a private country residence of great landscape beauty. The Editors believed that presentation of this brief account of Westbrook and the plans for its preservation will carry a helpful suggestion to others who seek a way to perpetuate other notable examples of landscape design.

Mr. Cutting was deeply interested in preserving the natural beauty of Westbrook. The outstanding features of the property are its trees - great Oaks and Tupelos; its interesting marshes and swamp areas; and its innumerable springs and woodland streams. This beauty has been enhanced by careful planting, but the character of the place has not been changed. A characteristic feature of the property is the Oak park, which lies beyond the house and is reminiscent of Knole Park in Kent.