David Rockefeller died in March at the age of 101. He and his late wife, Peggy, who died in 1996, had been married 56 years and raised six children. David was the youngest and last of the six children of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and grandson of the oil magnate John D. Rockefeller. During the years when he and Peggy were raising their family they spent their time between their 1924 Georgian-style townhouse on East 65th Street in East Side Manhattan and this stunning country home they called Hudson Pines in Pocantico Hills, in Westchester County, New York. At the beginning of summer, his Manhattan home was put on the market for $32.5 million. David’s 75-acre Hudson Pines farm is now also on the market.
The farm has been a family retreat and a breeding operation for Simmental cattle for decades and has been managed by their daughter. An important part of the family history, the farm abuts the Rockefeller State Park Preserve with its many walking and riding trails. Perfectly positioned to take in a long view of the Hudson River, the mansion was designed in 1938 by architect Mott B. Schmidt. At 11,000 square feet, it includes 11 bedrooms and 15 baths. The entry is adorned with a floating staircase and formal rooms are large with high ceilings and tall windows that feature river, woodland and distant mountain views. Fireplaces and hardwood floors can be seen throughout the house.
The Hudson Pines grounds include extensive gardens with orchards, Jeffersonian-style kitchen vegetables, greenhouses with rolling lawns, lush pastures, barns and outbuildings, and a large garage that has housed Rockefeller’s extensive collection of horse-drawn carriages. The listing agent is David Turner of Houlihan Lawrence in Bedford, New York.
David and Peggy Rockefeller’s beloved Hudson Pines farm on the Hudson River is for sale at $22 million.
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