What is Edgewater?
Edgewater is located on the Hudson River in Barrytown, NY. Edgewater was built in 1825 and combines classical architecture with a dramatic setting to create one of the Hudson Valley’s most charming river residences. It is a contributing property in the Hudson River Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.
Who owns Edgewater?
Edgewater was gifted to Classical American Homes Preservation Trust by Richard H. Jenrette upon his passing in 2018. Jenrette bought Edgewater from author Gore Vidal in 1969 and repurchased surrounding land that had been sold, filling the house with period antiques and art, including the Donaldson’s unusual two suites of Duncan Phyfe furniture and family portraits as well as objets d’art from the Livingston era.
Where is Edgewater?
Edgewater is located in Barrytown in Dutchess County, NY.
How can I visit Edgewater?
Group tours are available by appointment. Please find the Group Tour Request form for Edgewater here. We will be in contact shortly after submission of this form to help arrange your visit. All additional inquiries may be directed towards Kathy Healy-Gillen using our Contact Form.
Is a group tour of Edgewater appropriate for children?
A group tour of Edgewater features discussions of history, architecture, decorative arts and more. Visitors of all ages are welcome, however tour content may be of more interest to older children.
How can I support Edgewater and Classical American Homes?
We hope you will join us in preserving, protecting and opening Edgewater and the other Classical properties for generations to come.
All donations may be made online here. Donations may also be sent by mail to:
Classical American Homes Preservation Trust
69 East 93rd Street
New York, NY 10128
If sending a contribution by mail, please also enclose the donation form found here.
Checks should be made payable to Classical American Homes Preservation Trust.
Please contact Chris Smith using our Contact Form if you have any questions.
Thank you so much for your support.