The estate is a masterpiece of American Beaux-Arts design and an example of America’s Gilded Age. It sits on 200 acres with Hudson River views and formal gardens.
Designed by Frank Gehry, the performance space showcases theater, dance, and musicians from around the world.
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The original Clermont mansion was built around 1740 and burned to the ground in 1777, as punishment for supporting the rebels during the American Revolution. Martha Livingston rebuilt the home during the Revolution. Her son, the home’s most famous resident, was Robert R. Livingston, Jr., Founding Father of the United States. The gardens and home have views of the Hudson River.
The country home of Ogden Mills and his wife Ruth Livingston Mills, the couple renovated the estate in the 1890s to create a Beaux-Arts mansion of 65 rooms and 14 bathrooms.
Nearly two miles of trails and romantic vistas designed by Hans Jacob Ehlers. It’s called Poets’ Walk in honor of Washington Irving and other authors who reportedly walked here.