For the very first time in more than seven decades, a 1938 home built by the Rockefeller family is on the market. The price tag of the Sleepy Hollow, New York residence – referred to as Hudson Pines? $22 million.
The 75-acre estate served as the longtime country home of late billionaire philanthropist and former Chase Manhattan Bank CEO David Rockefeller, who died in March at 101, and his wife, Peggy, who died in 1996. The couple and their family split their time between a Manhattan townhouse and this 11,000-square-foot mansion.
In 1946, Rockefeller purchased the 11-bedroom house, that was originally built for his sister, Abby Rockefeller Milton.
Architect Mott Schmidt – noted for his American Georgian Classical style homes for many affluent families, such as the Vanderbilts – built the main house, and most of the Schmidt’s signature design details remain. The property features orchards, stables, a barn, staff quarters, a greenhouse, and a carriage house.
Rockefeller, the past surviving grandson of famous oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, was a devoted entomologist, and kept a lot more than 100,000 specimens of beetles, which is moved to Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology.