Overlooking the Hudson River, Lyndhurst, one of America’s finest Gothic Revival mansions and a National Trust Historic Site, was designed in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis. Critics called it “Paulding’s Folly” because its fanciful turrets and asymmetrical outline were unlike most homes constructed in the post-colonial era. Its architectural brilliance is complemented by the 67-acre park-like landscape of the estate and a comprehensive collection of original decorative arts.
Lyndhurst’s vast collection of art, antiques, and furniture remains largely intact. In most instances, the furnishings are original to the house, and more than fifty pieces were designed by the architect himself, Alexander Jackson Davis.
Lyndhurst is closed January through March.