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    North of NYC North of NYC By Houlihan Lawrence By Houlihan Lawrence by

    Dating back to the turn of the last century, many of the nation's social and business elite commissioned the era's celebrated architects to create their country homes in the Hudson Valley.  Less well known than Newport and its opulent "summer cottages", the Hudson River Region nonetheless attracted many prominent New York families including the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, Astors, Morgans and Harrimans who came to the area to establish their grand country estates.

    Luckily,  many of these properties remained in private hands and the beauty of the original architecture has been preserved. Following is a sampling of our luxury homes for sale that were created by these legendary architects, whose artistry clearly demonstrates that good design never goes out of style.

    On the Hudson River, Astor Courts in Rhinebeck was designed by the great Stanford White in 1906. Part of John Jacob Astor's vast estate, Ferncliff, the structure was originally designed as a sporting pavilion and boasts a stunning indoor pool and tennis court.

    Edgewood in Purchase was designed by Mott Schmidt, the father of American Georgian Classicism, who was also responsible for some of the region's most distinguished residences. This grand brick Georgian sits on a rarely available 22 acres, only 35 minutes from Manhattan.

     Overlooking the Hudson River, this circa 1917 stone manor in Scarborough was designed by Bertram Goodhue, known for many important buildings including St. Bart's Church in New York City and the Chapel at West Point. The residence is set within a historic Hudson River enclave designed by renowned landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted.

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