Of all the Vanderbilt Homes I have visited, this might be my favorite. It was designed in 1895 by McKim, Mead & White for Frederick Vanderbilt.
I love the scale of the rooms. The mansion is like a jewel box with all the public rooms arranged off the large oval entrance hall.
A skylight and 2nd floor balcony are above the main entrance hall.
One of the most amazing rooms in the home is Mrs. Vanderbilt’s bedroom. It is inspired by the Marie Antoinette chamber at The Palace of Versailles.
The Mansion is overlooking magnificent grounds and the Hudson River.
Today the mansion is owned by the National Park Service.
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