Last year, The New York Times published a story of how Silda Wall Spitzer was giving the New York State Executive Mansion a green makeover. Now, after her husband's resignation, the state home in Albany is home to Governor Patterson and his family. The New York Times interviews New York First Lady Michelle Paige Patterson and talks about her move from a 2 bedroom apartment in Harlem to the 40-room mansion...
The Victorian home, built in 1856, has been updated and added-onto a lot. Currently, it occupies 29,500-square-feet and features two pools, a tennis court and has a staff of a dozen.
"She (Michelle Paige Patterson) has continued Mrs. Spitzer's project of "greening the mansion" — by using organic cleaners, serving mostly locally grown foods and installing energy-efficient appliances and solar panels on outbuildings, which are meant to help cut energy use by 50 percent..."
Read all about it and see more pictures: At Home With Michelle Paige Paterson: From a Harlem 2BR to a 40-rm Mansion and slideshow.
Pics: Nathaniel Brooks for The New York Times
A Green Face-Lift for the Governor's Mansion