Life Along the Hudson: The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family
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By Pieter Estersohn
336 pages, 9 x 11 full-color photographs
This gorgeous oversized tome features thirty-six sublime country homes, many overlooking the Hudson River.
This scenic stretch of estates along the Hudson offers some of the finest examples of American architecture and landscape design. Life Along the Hudson features 35 homes that were designed in a range of styles by notable architects Stanford White, A. J. Davis, Calvert Vaux, Warren and Wetmore, and more. All pair exquisite interiors with expansive lush lawns and riverfront views. Formerly country homes for eighteenth-century landed gentry and nineteenth-century industrialists—Astors, Chanlers, Chapmans, Delanos, Roosevelts—they include Dutch colonial cottages and grand Gothic Revival, Federal, Georgian, and Beaux-Arts residences. Constructed on land owned by the influential Livingston family, who settled in the area in the late seventeenth century, many have been restored to their former splendor by the original owners’ descendants as well as recent leaders of New York City industry and the arts, including Richard Jenrette and Brice Marden.