Visiting the Ellwanger Estate is like looking through a kaleidoscope at the 19th and 20th centuries. It is serene and pastoral. The Ellwanger Estate is nestled in its own country-like setting and is surrounded by graceful copper beeches, a majestic fern leaf beech tree. The stately Blue Spruce is one of the first brought to Rochester, New York from the state of Colorado. The historical rehabilitation and restoration efforts reflect the love and care for fine craftsmanship and architectural skills. Five fireplaces exemplify the Ellwanger’s Estate grandness, along with rich oak paneling, carved pillars in the Great Room and Grand Hall, and a glass enclosed conservatory.