Scenic Houses by the Hudson Valley

Washington Irving's Sunnyside. Tarrytown, NY. Photo by Pinaki Chakraborty. All rights reserved ©

I remember reading Rip Van Winkle as a kid so when I heard that its author Washington Irving’s  ivy-covered mid-19th century home can be toured in Tarrytown, New York, I had to see for myself. America’s first internationally famous author, Irving is best known for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and many other short stories.  Sometimes it’s nice to get away from the bustle of everyday life and spend time in little known places, such as these.

Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, NY. Photo by Pinaki Chakraborty. All rights reserved ©

Located along the scenic Hudson Valley is another fine building, Lyndhurst, that of railroad tycoon Jay Gould. Built in 1838 by architect Alexander Jackson Davis, this beautiful riverside estate is also open for tours.

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2 Comments on “Scenic Houses by the Hudson Valley

  1. Good day! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after reading through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back frequently!

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