Vanderbilt Mansion was built by one of the first families of wealth in America. Designed by one of the nation’s preeminent architects. The Vanderbilt Mansion is a home built expressly for the aristocratic lifestyle.
In the past Hyde Park was a seasonal residence, and one of the many homes the Vanderbilts owned in New York City, Bar Harbor, Newport, and the Adirondacks. The house was designed for Frederick and Louise Vanderbilt by McKim, Mead, & White, and is a masterpiece of American architecture. Though modest compared to the grand houses of Vanderbilt’s siblings, the Hyde Park interiors spared no expense and are richly appointed with exotic wood paneling, imported marble, lush velvets, French tapestries, and, as was the custom, antique building components salvaged from the great houses of Europe.
Construction of the mansion began in 1895 and was complete in 1898. There are a total of fifty-four rooms on four floors. In its heyday, eighteen servants were employed at the estate.
The Vanderbilt Mansion property includes 200 acres located along the Hudson River and includes dramatic views of the river and the Catskill Mountains in the distance.
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