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Montgomery Place River View

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Known as the most beautiful of the Great Estate of the Hudson Valley, Montgomery Place sits perched high above the mighty Hudson River looking west toward the Catskill Mountains. Currently under the care and protection of Historic Hudson Valley, Montgomery Place is a picturesque trip back into 18th and 19th century America.

Originally built in 1802, Montgomery Place was the home of Janet Livingston Montgomery, widow of General Richard Montgomery, the first hero of the American Revolution. The home was redesigned mid-century in the Classical Revival traditions by Andrew Jackson Downing in the picturesque style. Extensive gardens, follies and lawns were incorporated into the design. But none more attractive and more inspiring than the view created from the west side of the house.

From the west terraces of the gardens one has an unobstructed view across miles of the Hudson Valley with the Catskill Mountains forming the imposing backdrop. Below the Hudson River lazily wanders into and out of view between the large trees. The lawns pull you into the scene carrying you out into the landscape.

Located in Annandale-on-Hudson in northern Dutchess County, Montgomery place is an ideal destination to discover the beauty and majesty of the Hudson Valley. Take a picnic, sit under the trees and relax as you soak in the incomparable view.

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