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Springwood, Hyde Park, Home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, established in 1945, preserves the Springwood estate in Hyde Park, New York. Springwood was the birthplace, lifelong home, and burial place of the 32nd U.S. president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The early history of the estate remains unclear however it is believed that the home was once a large farmhouse. In 1845 the estate … Read the full article

Fairytale Cottages in Carmel-by-the-sea

  Located on the Pacific Coast about 300 miles north of LA, it has been called home by Ansel Adams, Brad Pitt, Clint Eastwood, and Beverly Clearly, to name a few. Carmel – a town whose artistic roots seem inevitable considering its inspiring landscape, its serene beaches have captured the imaginations of everyone from George … Read the full article

Bayou Bend

  John Staub was born during the late summer of 1892 in Knoxville, TN. His grandfather, Peter Staub, a Swiss-German tailor, was the first to settle in the railroad city. Peter’s business and investments brought him fortune and recognition so that by the time John was born his family had already been absorbed into the … Read the full article

Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Estate, in Fairfax County Virginia was the plantation home of George Washington, the first President of the United States.  The original structure was built by his father in 1734. Washington began leasing the estate from his older half-brother Lawrence’s widow, Ann, in 1754. At this time the home was smaller and less decorated.  … Read the full article

Clermont House

“The spirit of Clermont is one of love, loyalty, generosity, and right living and one cannot remain within its walls and harbor thoughts contrary to that spirit—nor live a life unimbued by its enobling influence.” – Peyton Miller, 1927, A Frequent Guest At Clermont   Clermont is the oldest of the mid-Hudson River Valley estates. … Read the full article