Wyndcliffe, the once-grand 1852 mansion in Rhinebeck NY, is going on the auction block on September 21, and will be sold to the highest bidder. If you intend to bid, listen up, because pictures – and marketing materials – can be deceiving.
Exploring the Overlook Mountain House ruins involves a short sharp hike and a respect for Timber rattlesnakes but you are rewarded with an accessible ruin and, should you hike a little further, a spectacular view of the Hudson Valley.
The iconic Hudson River ruin known as Wyndcliffe was built in 1853 as the summer residence of Elizabeth Schermerhorn Jones. So ornate and lovely was the estate, it is thought to be the subject of the phrase, “keeping up with the Joneses.” It is believed that Wyndcliffe was designed by architect George Veitch, who is also […]
Set like a jewel on an island in the Hudson River once called Pollepel (now called Bannerman Island) Bannerman Castle was built by Francis (Frank) Bannerman (1851-1918), a successful Brooklyn-based munitions dealer. Bannerman purchased the island in 1900 and began building his castle in 1901, envisioning it as both a summer residence for himself and […]