David Rockefeller Estate on Market for $22 Million
Real Estate In-Depth | September 2017
POCANTICO HILLS—The lavish Hudson Pines estate of billionaire philanthropist and banker David Rockefeller is on the market for sale for $22 million.
The former chairman and CEO of Chase Manhattan Bank passed away at the age of 101 in March of this year. Since his passing, Rockefeller’s estate began to sell off his various real estate holdings, as well as his private art collection, with the proceeds benefiting charities. The exclusive agent for the estate, Houlihan Lawrence of Rye Brook, reported the property’s availability.
The 75-acre Hudson Pines property was designed in 1938 by architect Mott B. Schmidt and was originally constructed for Rockefeller’s sister Abby. Rockefeller and his late-wife Peggy, later acquired the property and raised six children between their New York City townhouse and Hudson Pines, which is set high above the Hudson River. This marks the first time the property has been put on the market for sale.
“This is a home of unparalleled provenance, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own classic American architecture where a true American visionary once lived,” said David Turner, one of the Houlihan Lawrence listing agents for the property.
David Rockefeller Estate on Market for $22 Million The main residence offers 11,000 square feet of living space on three levels. A gracious entry with Schmidt’s signature floating staircase exemplifies timeless elegance. The living room overlooks a sweeping lawn with dramatic river views beyond, as does the dining room, with access to a private side terrace. A brick terrace overlooks gardens. A library has a carved fireplace, separate office with fireplace and a full bath. In addition to a grand staircase, an elevator accesses the second floor that features a master wing with a private balcony, dual dressing galleries with fitted closets; and five bedrooms and five full baths. A third floor has an additional three bedrooms and three baths. A lower basement level includes a wine vault, hobby rooms and offices.
Surrounding the home are gardens, broad lawns and woodlands, complemented with a round heated pool, a playhouse, a large carriage house, a three-bedroom gate house, a six-stall barn with tack room and office, three greenhouses with potting benches and an office, a mature apple orchard and a private helipad.
“Much like his Manhattan townhouse, Mr. Rockefeller cherished his home in Pocantico Hills. The importance of this home in the context of his life is paramount,” said Anthony Cutugno, senior vice president of Houlihan Lawrence Private Brokerage.
The Rockefeller family is also rooted in the history of Pocantico Hills, having founded the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, which features an educational center with offices, as well as the acclaimed restaurant Blue Hill.