Under its agreement with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the RBF's stewardship of the Pocantico Historic Area includes overseeing the maintenance, care, conservation, and restoration of the historic buildings, gardens and collections of decorative and fine art.

Historic Structures & Collections

Kykuit

Initially completed in 1908 by architects Delano and Aldrich for John D. Rockefeller, the structure was altered in 1913 and the four-story Beaux-Arts villa as it stands today reflects the classical influence of architect William Welles Bosworth, who also designed the gardens. Kykuit has been the home to four generations of Rockefeller family members.  Read more

Coach Barn

This multi-purpose building was originally designed by the New York architectural firm of York & Sawyer in 1902. Modifications to the interior of the Coach Barn were made by Delano and Aldrich, architects of the 1908 Kykuit, and later to the exterior by William Welles Bosworth, who added towers and reduced the pitch of the roof to reflect his 1913 design of Kykuit. Bosworth also designed Kykuit’s gardens and the Orangerie. Read more

Marcel Breuer House at Pocantico

The RBF assumed stewardship of a house designed by architect Marcel Breuer in January, 2007.  Breuer, was originally commissioned to design an exhibition building for the Museum of Modern Art as part of a series of exhibition buildings to be displayed in their musuem's garden.  Read more

Gardens and Landscapes

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund's stewardship of the Pocantico Historic Area includes overseeing the maintenance, care, conservation, and restoration of the historic buildings, gardens, and collections of decorative and fine art. The Pocantico Historic Area includes numerous private gardens and natural landscapes.  Read more

 

Public access to the property and Kykuit is operated on behalf of the Fund by Historic Hudson Valley. Tours are conducted between early May and early November. Find out more at HudsonValley.org.