Updated on February 2, 2018
Scenic Houses by the Hudson Valley
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.
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.