Remember last week I posted how my little vintage wardrobe was making its way to its new home in New York? Well, it isn’t just any old home, it is the original gatehouse to the Vanderbilt estate in the Town of Hyde Park.
According to an article in the Poughkeepsie Journal, the 540 acres was purchased by John Jacob Astor for his daughter, Dorethea Langdon. In 1895, the estate was sold to railroad tycoon Frederick Vanderbilt. Following his death in 1938, the estate was donated to the National Park Service
John just bought the house and he is embarking on its restoration this week! He hopes to finish by April and my little armoire will reside in the master bedroom. He plans on living in the home and renting it out part of the year on AirBnB so keep it in mind for a future fun getaway destination!
Here is a link to the very interesting article on the property that I found in the Poughkeepsie Journal.
Best of luck, John! Pretty neat!
That’s really exciting, Suzanne! Maybe the new owner will buy more when more renovations are done. I grew up south of Hyde Park and remember visiting the mansion shortly out of college. The Roosevelt Mansion is nearby, also in Hyde Park. Maybe you can also sell a piece to them??? Oh Eleanor…………..!
I did an oval Empire library table with two big distressed columns in a mahogany stain/off white paint combo that sold to a wedding venue in Delhi, NY.
I was so pleased to imagine guests walking by it whenever there was an event there.
Wow! Isn’t it great to sell a piece that you know is going to be admired! I am really so excited and hope to one day go and visit it. We actually are in touch so if I find another piece it may end up there aw well! Thanks so much! LOL oh, Eleanor!
cassie @ primitive & proper
oh i love that house and how cool is that!
Debra Shoppe No 5
That is so exciting. You must be so thrilled.
Marie from The Interior Frugalista
How exciting is that Suzanne!!!
Jamie | anderson + grant
So neat Suzanne! Close to 20 years ago, my mom and I were coming home from the beach in New Hampshire. I wanted to go to the Vanderbilt mansion (I mean, hello, it was a mansion and I was like 15) and she wanted to go to the Roosevelt house. She won and I’ve never let her forget that I’ve always wanted to visit the mansion 🙂
That is so funny! I hope to visit too. It sounds so interesting and something I can drag my kids and husband to 🙂 I would love it!