This $22 Mil Home Once Belonged to a Relative of FDR

A piece of American history is on the market in Dutchess County

Purchase this 19th century Georgian Manor, and you’ll acquire much more than breathtaking Hudson River views, unbeatable opulence, and perhaps some personal debt. The Red Hook estate, dubbed Atalanta, is a symbol of American history, once owned by FDR’s great uncle, Franklin Hughes Delano. Together with his wife Laura, the two built the home in 1851 after receiving the land as a wedding gift. At $22 mil, it’s currently not the most expensive home on the market in Dutchess county (though hey, there can only be one), but the sprawling, 16,608-square-foot space features six bedrooms and baths, a five-thousand-bottle wine cellar and tasting room, staff quarters, and a private second-floor guest wing. 

Many grand outdoor amenities have been added to the 289-acre property since it’s acquisition, including a Greek temple-inspired pool house, full-sized tennis court, tranquil lily pad-laden koi pond, commercial-grade greenhouse, and five residential outbuildings intended for staff and guest occupancy. It also boasts an eight-stall barn, feed and tack rooms, office, outdoor dressage ring, and a heated indoor ring. Impeccably manicured lawns and multiple formal-walled gardens complete the idyllic scene. But why trust us? View, and rue, for yourself. 

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