The rear of Edgewater forms one side of a garden court with fountain. Tall beeches and weeping hemlock create a romantic aura surrounding the garden.
The front porch of Edgewater, with its tall columns, view of the Hudson River and glimpse of the guest house.
Side view of Edgewater in the verdant days of Spring.
The striking Entrance Hall at Edgewater welcomes guests with its elaborate wood floor.
The “red room” at Edgewater is the original red color found buried under many layers of paint in the small reception room off the entrance hall. The harp belonged to Mrs. Robert Donaldson and the unusual sofa is by Duncan Phyfe circa 1820.
A portrait of Roper Donaldson, painted by Charles Robert Leslie in 1821, surveys the dining room at Edgewater, with its suite of Duncan Phyfe chairs all once owned by the Livingstons.
A portrait of Roper Donaldson, painted by Charles Robert Leslie in 1821, surveys the dining room at Edgewater.
Edgewater’s drawing room, with three tall French doors opening to the Hudson River, features a pair of Albany mirrors, matching pier tables and Duncan Phyfe furniture.
The spectacular Octagon Library, designed by Alexander Jackson Davis, was added to the north side of Edgewater in the early 1850s. Robert Donaldson called it his “sanctum sanctorum.”
Floor plan of Edgewater
An aerial view of Edgewater along the banks of the Hudson River.
Path leading through the gardens at Edgewater.
This Palladian-style guest house, designed by Michael Dwyer, is on a point of land across the water from Edgewater.
Garden view at Edgewater, with flowers in full bloom.
French Mantel Clock – Chariot with Winged Allegorical Figure circa 1820 gilt bronze and marble
Classical Dining Chair attributed to Duncan Phyfe, 1815 mahogany
English Ebonized and Gilded Chordophone Pedal Harp by Barry, circa 1800 wood, various metals
Portrait of Julia Eliza Montgomery Livingston (1794-1814) by John Vanderlyn, late early nineteenth century oil on canvas
Portrait of Marcia Burns Van Ness (1782-1832) by Gilbert Stuart, 1803-1805 oil on canvas
Pair of Classical Rosewood Parcel-Gilt Card Tables attributed to Duncan Phyfe, circa 1822-1828
One of a pair of classical rosewood parcel-gilt, brass inlaid and brass mounted card tables, attributed to Duncan Phyfe (1770-1854), 1822.
Portrait of Robert Donaldson (1800-1872) by Charles Robert Leslie, 1821 oil on canvas