Long before Westchester County became an affluent suburban enclave, the rolling wooded hills north of New York City were home to this country’s most influential families, the Rockefellers, the Vanderbilts and Washington Irving. In the winding Hudson River they envisioned progress and in the glorious views they saw inspiration. As time rolls on, not much has changed. The historic Hudson Valley is still a place filled with hidden treasures ripe for discovery to all who visit.
Nestled on 30 verdant acres of a former apple orchard, Red Oak Mansion takes its cue from the land’s former dweller, renowned 20th century architect John Carrere, who built his summer mansion as a place to relax and restore his spirit. Also the designer of the New York City Public Library, Carerre’s former summer home still maintains many of the beautiful features of the original building including a stunning patio with beautiful stonework.
From the landscaping surrounding the home to the grandeur that epitomized turn-of-the-century style, Carrere’s home emanated serene, beautiful elegance. Today, that same grace and sophistication can be felt the moment you enter the Red Oak Mansion. Cozy fireplaces and abundant windows overlook the scenic ground and natural light floods each room from the floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors, as Red Oak Mansion fulfills Carrere’s intentions of creating a place for fond memories.